Grandma's Boy (1922 film)
|Directed by||Fred C. Newmeyer|
|Produced by||Hal Roach (uncredited)|
|Written by||Hal Roach
Jean C. Havez
|Distributed by||Hal Roach Studios|
|Release dates||September 3, 1922:9|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Box office||$1.1 million (US/Canada)|
Grandma's Boy is a 1922 family comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. The film was highly influential, helping to pioneer feature-length comedies which combined gags with character development. This film was also an immensely popular, commercially successful film in its time.
The grandma's boy is a timid coward who cannot muster courage to woo his girl and is afraid of his rival. His loving grandma gives him a magic charm from the Civil War that had been used by his grandfather, which gives him the courage to capture a town criminal and win the girl. The "magic charm" turns out to be the handle of her umbrella and his grandma was pretending it all along.
- Harold Lloyd - Grandma's Boy:9 / Grandfather
- Mildred Davis - His Girl:9
- Anna Townsend - Grandma:9
- Dick Sutherland - The Rolling Stone:9
- Charles Stevenson - His Rival / Union General
- Noah Young - Sheriff:9
- Sherwood, Robert. E. (1923). The Best Moving Pictures of 1922-1923. Boston: Maynard Small.
- Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938) p 942 accessed 19 April 2014
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