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The Kid Brother (1927)

Passed | | 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.

Directors:

Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

John Grey (story), Ted Wilde (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold Hickory
Jobyna Ralston ... Mary Powers
Walter James Walter James ... Jim Hickory
Leo Willis Leo Willis ... Leo Hickory
Olin Francis ... Olin Hickory
Constantine Romanoff ... Sandoni (as C. Romanoff)
Eddie Boland Eddie Boland ... 'Flash' Farrell
Frank Lanning ... Sam Hooper
Ralph Yearsley Ralph Yearsley ... Hank Hooper (as R. Yearsley)
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"The Freshman" is down on the farm! And there's a real plot with bashful love-making and everything! (Print Ad- Buffalo Courier-Express, ((Buffalo, NY)) 23 January 1927)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mountain Lad See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,553,522, 31 December 1927
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1990 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Approximately eight writers and gagmen worked on the production, because Harold Lloyd wanted this film to have more gags than any of his previous ones. See more »

Goofs

While being chased in the woods, the tear or patch on the chaser's shoulder changes shape and sides. See more »

Quotes

Hank Hooper: Me and ma have come to take the girl home.
Mrs. Hooper: She can't stay here where there's no womenfolks. It ain't decent.
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Alternate Versions

In 1990, The Harold Lloyd Trust and Photoplay Productions presented an 82-minute version of this film in association with Thames Television International, with a musical score written by Carl Davis. The addition of modern credits stretched the time to 83 minutes. See more »

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

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Possibly Harold Lloyd's best
3 September 2008 | by kyle-cruseSee all my reviews

Comedies like this simply are not made anymore. "The Kid Brother" has some of the most excellent timing of any comedy I've ever seen. Everything from the gag involving Lloyd tumbling out of a tree to the scenes with the monkey toward the end are simply hilarious. The plot is as typical as in any Harold Lloyd film, but that doesn't matter. All that makes these films as great as they are is the sense of timing and the brilliance of the comedy. Fans of Lloyd generally consider this to be his greatest film, and I would simply have to agree with that. Some of his other movies may tend to slow down until they get to a hilarious, climactic ending. The difference with this one is that it is much faster-paced and full of great comedy throughout. The gags in this film simply must be seen to realize how funny they are. You will laugh and laugh at this movie. One of the greatest comedies of all time. They just don't make them this funny anymore.

**** out of ****


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