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Grandma’s Boy (1922)

US 60m, Silent, B&W
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer; Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend, Charles Stevenson, Dick Sutherland

grandmasBoyAn early feature-length comedy which is more than a series of gags, Grandma’s Boy is the story of a self-professed coward who competes with a bully for the attentions of a young woman. Lloyd’s comedic escapades are smart, lighthearted and well-integrated into the plot. The film’s cartoonish flashback about his granddad’s experiences in the Civil War suggests to him that he too can be a hero,  with a little help from a talisman given to him by his grandma. Predictably, Grandma’s Boy overcomes his fears to save the day and win the affections of his sweetheart (Klaus Ming December 2012).

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2 comments on “Grandma’s Boy (1922)

  1. TSorensen
    01/02/2013

    This is definitely one of the highlights in Lloyds back catalogue. I got this massive Lloyd boxset with everything good and bad and this one belongs in the upper third.

    • Klaus
      01/02/2013

      I have a small compilation that Kino put out a couple of years back and am definitely interested in seeing more.

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