Grandma's Boy (1922 film)

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Grandma's Boy
Grandmas Boy Poster.jpg
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Produced by Hal Roach (uncredited)
Written by Hal Roach
Sam Taylor
Jean C. Havez
H.M. Walker
Starring Harold Lloyd
Distributed by Hal Roach Studios
Release dates
September 3, 1922 (1922-09-03)[1]:9
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.1 million (US/Canada)[2]
(video) A short selection from the film.

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.[3]


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.


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