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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 ... Harold - Grandma's Boy
Mildred Davis ... Mildred - Harold's Girl
Anna Townsend Anna Townsend ... Harold's Grandma
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... Harold's Rival
Dick Sutherland ... The Rolling Stone
Noah Young 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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See the boy who shied at his shadow shake off his fear and capture a desperate criminal, subdue a bully and---oh, most courageous thing of all!---win the girl of his heart See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

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)

Gross USA:

$261,400, 31 December 1922
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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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Trivia

Originally intended as a serious movie, this film was altered by Harold Lloyd into a comedy by adding the gag scenes later on. 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 place. BLOSSOM BEND: One of those slow towns where the Tuesday morning Express arrives Wednesday afternoon. If Monday's train gets out of the way.
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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 Funny, Thoughtful Harold Lloyd Comedy
24 September 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

"Grandma's Boy" is an entertaining Harold Lloyd comedy that combines plenty of his usual slapstick antics with some thoughtful, if simple, ideas that add another dimension. Lloyd's character is more sympathetic than usual, and the story is funny, includes some good action, and is occasionally reflective. While it does not have any dazzling sequences (such as in "Safety Last"), it succeeds quite well on its own level.

Lloyd gives a good performance as always, with his hapless but earnest character. The rest of the cast helps out as well. Charles Stevenson is suitably overbearing as Lloyd's rival, Mildred Davis is likable as his girlfriend, and Anna Townsend is believable as his grandmother, determined to help out her boy. The amusing story that she tells about Harold's grandfather is one of the highlights, and it is used quite well in the plot.

The rest of the story is good as well, and all in all this is an enjoyable little feature.


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