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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 ... Grandma's Boy
Mildred Davis ... His Girl
Anna Townsend Anna Townsend ... His Grandma
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... Harold's Rival
Dick Sutherland ... The Rolling Stone
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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

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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)
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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

Italian censorship visa # 20930 delivered on 1925. 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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Can There Be Such a Thing as a Silent Film That's Too Talky?
1 September 2015 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

I saw "Grandma's Boy" as the main feature in a Harold Lloyd double bill at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Illinois as part of a summer silent film festival. (It was paired with the 1920 short, "Number, Please?") First of all, let's keep festivals like that alive.

As for the movie....Pretty much any Harold Lloyd movie is worth your time, but I have to admit this wasn't one of his better efforts. He plays a wimp who finally learns to stand up for himself after his grandmother gives him a magical charm formerly belonging to his grandfather. This is a slow, talky film (if you can describe a silent as "talky," but you know what I mean) and doesn't have nearly as many of those delightful stunts and pratfalls that the best Lloyd movies are known for. See it if you're a Lloyd fan, but if you're new to him, there are better introductions and just know that you're not seeing him at his best here.

Grade: B


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