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Grandma's Boy
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Produced by Hal Roach (uncredited)
Written by Hal Roach
Sam Taylor
Jean C. Havez
Starring Harold Lloyd
Distributed by Hal Roach Studios
Release date(s) September 3, 1922 (1922-09-03)
Running time 60 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.


Lloyd plays the grandma's boy, a timid coward who cannot muster courage to woo his girl and is afraid of his rival . When his loving grandma gives him a magic charm from the Civil War which gives him courage and he goes on to captures a town criminal and wins the girl. The "magic charm" turns out to be the handle of her umbrella and his grandma was pretending it all along. This film was an immensely popular commercially successful film of its time. Harold Lloyd was a genius of silent film era and the movie was a trendsetter as the first full length feature film of Lloyd. Lloyd had performed his own stunts for the movie


  • Harold Lloyd - Grandma's Boy
  • Mildred Davis - His Girl
  • Anna Townsend - Grandma
  • Dick Sutherland - The Rolling Stone
  • Charles Stevenson - His Rival / Union General
  • Noah Young - Sheriff

See also[]

  • Harold Lloyd filmography

External links[]


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