Grandma's Boy (1922 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.[4]

Grandma's Boy
Directed byFred C. Newmeyer
Produced byHal Roach (uncredited)
Written byHal Roach
Sam Taylor
Jean Havez
H.M. Walker
StarringHarold Lloyd
Distributed byAssociated Exhibitors
Release date
September 3, 1922 (1922-09-03)[1]:9
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.1 million (US/Canada)[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 was magical all along.


See also


  1. Sherwood, Robert. E. (1923). The Best Moving Pictures of 1922-1923. Boston: Maynard Small.
  2. Vance, Jeffrey and Suzanne Lloyd. "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" New York: Harry N Abrams. p 81
  3. Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938) p 942 accessed 19 April 2014

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