Grandma’s Boy (1922)
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Screenplay: Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, Jean Havez, H.M. Walker
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young
Tagline: See the boy who shied at his shadow shake off his fear and capture a desperate criminal, subdue a bully and—oh, most courageous thing of all!—win the girl of his heart
Grandma’s Boy aka Harold Lloyd has grown up believing he’s a coward. He’s afraid to tell His Girl (Davis) that he loves her. He’s even more afraid of the rival for her affection. When a tramp comes to town causing trouble, the men of the town go looking for him. Grandma tells Harold a story about his Grandpa. She then gives him Grandpa’s lucky charm that will provide him with courage. Harold then goes off to prove himself a hero by confronting the tough tramp. Little does Harold know that Grandma made up the story about Grandpa and the lucky charm
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Grandma’s Boy was Harold Lloyd’s first full length feature. It was one of the top grossing movies of 1922.
Grandma’s Boy (1922) rates 3 of 5 stars.