Boy Crazy (film)

Boy Crazy is a 1922 American comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and written by Beatrice Van. The film stars Doris May, Fred Gamble, Jean Hathaway, Frank Kingsley, Harry Myers, and Otto Hoffman. The film was released on March 5, 1922, by the Robertson-Cole Distributing Corporation.[1][2][3] With no copies listed as being held in any film archive,[4] it is likely to be a lost film.

Boy Crazy
Film still
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Produced byHunt Stromberg
Screenplay byBeatrice Van
StarringDoris May
Fred Gamble
Jean Hathaway
Frank Kingsley
Harry Myers
Otto Hoffman
CinematographyBert Cann
Hunt Stromberg Productions
Distributed byRobertson-Cole Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • March 5, 1922 (1922-03-05)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[5] vivacious Jackie Cameron (May) plays her Juliet to a half dozen Romeos. When the general store operated by her father (Gamble) is threatened with bankruptcy, she borrows $2,000 from Mr. Skinner (Hoffman), the town millionaire, and builds up a fine business by turning it into an up-to-date haberdashery. Across the street is a rival concern, a ladies' millin ery shop conducted by J. Smythe (Myers) from Paris. Kidnappers (Brady and Farley) plan to capture old Skinner's daughter Evelina (Short), and overhear her say that she is planning on buying a dress on display by Smythe. When Jackie buys the dress, they take her by mistake and she is locked in a deserted house and held for ransom. Smythe, who has fallen in love with Jackie, comes to her rescue, and she saves him from a severe beating by dropping jugs on the heads of the criminals.



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  2. Janiss Garza. "Boy Crazy (1922)". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. "Boy Crazy". Retrieved 2018-10-25.
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  5. "Reviews: Boy Crazy". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (13): 60. March 25, 1922.
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