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Grandma's Boy (1922)

A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), Sam Taylor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Grandma's Boy
Mildred Davis ... His Girl
Anna Townsend Anna Townsend ... His Grandma
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... Harold's Rival
Dick Sutherland ... The Rolling Stone
Noah Young ... Sheriff of Dabney County
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Morgan ... Little Boy with Grandma (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Always the mama's boy, or in this case a grandma's boy, Sonny joins a posse after a tramp accused of robbery and murder. He is unable to conquer his cowardice until Grandma tells him of his grandfather, also a coward, who overcame his fears with the help of a magic amulet. With new courage (and the charm), Sonny captures the fugitive and becomes the hero of the day. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Get our Harold Lloyd elixer, "Grandma's Boy"- it'll renew your youth, make you fat if you're thin, thin if you're fat. (Print Ad-Duluth Herald, ((Duluth, Minn.)) 3 October 1922) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Harold Lloyd's first feature-length film. With the exception of A Sailor-Made Man (1921) all of Lloyd's previous films were one- or two-reel shorts. This also was one of the most popular films of 1922. See more »

Goofs

Grandma's boy puts six mothballs in the chocolate box. His girl gives him one from the box, but when his rival later picks up two, there are seven mothballs in the box instead of five. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: The Boy -at the age of eleven months and four teeth. Afraid to call his cradle his own.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are the Ideal of My Dreams
(1910) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Herbert Ingraham
Sheet music shown before The Girl plays it on piano
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A Very Nice Film
19 October 2000 | by gelatofloSee all my reviews

GRANDMA'S BOY is among the first silent comedies that focus on characterization. It is also Lloyd's breakthrough picture which set him on the rank of Chaplin and Keaton and we can easily see why. It's full of tightly linked, ingenious gags( even where he put his hat would serve as a link to later action ). It also keeps some acrobatic movements that reminds us of Lloyd's 2 reeler days. It has a strong story line, and consistent plot development and delicate performance from Lloyd as well. The Grandpa's Civil war episode is truly funny.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

3 September 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Feather See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$94,412 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2002 release)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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