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.
|Directed by||Fred C. Newmeyer|
|Written by||Hal Roach|
|Produced by||Hal Roach (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Pathe Film Exchange original release, Associated Exhibitors Encore Presentation|
|September 3, 1922: 9|
|Box office||$1.1 million (US/Canada)|
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.