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The Kid Brother (1927)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 17 January 1927 (USA)
A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

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The most important family in Hickoryville is (naturally enough) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The list of "Subscribers to County Dam" shown in a meeting scene contains the actual names of the supporting cast members. See more »

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Backgrounds changes when the billy goat is eating the laundry. See more »

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Jim Hickory: The Hickoryville citizens have collected their share for the dam and it is now in my keeping. We are now waiting further instructions from you regarding the dam money.
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A silent masterpiece of comedic timing.

While this is not one of Lloyd's most famous films, It is certainly one of his best. You can look through countless numbers of comedy films (The Gold Rush and The General included)and you will struggle to see better timing than that on display here. That is not a put down to those two classic comedies it is only a testament to the timing of Lloyd, Who was certainly on a par with Chaplin and Keaton. In this movie he plays the weakling in a family with two strapping brothers and a large hard to please father. Always put upon Harold has to capture a villain by himself to gain the respect of his father and brothers, And win the heart of his fair maiden. The amount of sight gags crammed into this 80 minutes is incredible, and the timing is as I said earlier is absolutely perfect.


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