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-Safety Last -The Freshman -The Kid Brother -Speedy
And much more, PLEASE release them in respectable editions, and if at all possible, CRITERION please take note!
Now, for those of you silent comedy fans who are accustomed to Kino's Keaton releases, or Chaplin's Centennial Collection, you are not going to get that kind of preserved quality print here, or in most any Harold Lloyd VHS available today; which is a grotesque, horrible shame. There are scratches all through the film, not all the words on the title cards fit in the screen, and sometimes the contrast is so bad as to ruin certain gags. (What was it that granny put on Harold's shoes that attracted the cats?Read more ›
Unlike Lloyd's previous short subjects and first full-length feature, (1921's A Sailor-Made Man) Grandma's Boy contains a truly moving story and a main character to which we all can relate--a concept that has endeared Harold Lloyd into the hearts of all his fans.
If you enjoy the characterization of Harold in Grandma's Boy, I also strongly recommend my personal favorite Lloyd film Girl Shy, released in 1924. 1925's The Freshman and 1927's The Kid Brother are also wonderful character comedies. However, if you are strictly a lover of hilarious gags, 1923's Saftey Last! is absolutley fantastic.
If there is one downfall to Grandma's Boy, it is related not to the film itself, but to the organ score that accompanies it. Music does so much to create the mood in any movie, silent or talkie, and the ghastly sounds of an organ just don't do the trick.
However, do not let anything discourage you--See the film that Charlie Chaplin christened: " One of the best-constructed screenplays I have ever seen".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Grandma's Boy" (1922) remains one of Harold Lloyd's best films — a winning comedy-drama with good laughs and plenty of heart. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scott T. Rivers
We saw this in TCM. My boyfriend gets bored with silent films, but he liked this one because it was so old-fashioned and wholesome. I think Grandma was so sweet and cute. Read morePublished on November 26, 2005 by Carolyn J.