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The Kid Brother

  • 1927
  • Ted Wilde
  • 82 mins
  • U
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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

The inventiveness of comedian Harold Lloyd has to be seen to be disbelieved in this comedy about the put-upon youngest of three sons and their widower father (Walter James). Ordered to close down a travelling show by his sheriff dad, Harold at last rebels against the constant bullying - because he's fallen in love with a showgirl (Jobyna Ralston) - and triumphs over parental oppression. Some of the sight gags are brilliant, including the use of a butter churn as a way of wringing and hanging out clothes. The mechanisms of laughter-making don't come much better than this, and add up to one of the comedian's best-ever movies.

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Credits

Cast

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Harold HickoryHarold Lloyd
Mary PowersJobyna Ralston
Sheriff Jim HickoryWalter James
Leo HickoryLeo Willis
Olin HickoryOlin Francis
SardoniConstantine Romanoff
"Flash" FarrellEddie Boland
Sam HooperFrank Lanning

Crew

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DirectorTed Wilde
DirectorJ A Howe
DirectorLewis Milestone

Details

Theatrical distributor
Famous Players Film Co Ltd
Languages
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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