The Kid Brother
The Kid Brother • 1h 22m
Directed by Ted Wilde • 1927 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston
Silent-comedy legend Harold Lloyd goes west in this irresistible blend of action, romance, and slapstick invention. The bespectacled everyman is at his inimitable best as Harold Hickory, the gentle son of a prominent lawman who lives in the shadow of his rough-and-tumble brothers. When a traveling medicine show rolls into town, it brings with it excitement, the possibility of love, and a chance for Harold to prove his mettle. Deftly balancing Lloyd’s brilliant sight gags and thrilling set pieces—including an epic, knock-down, drag-out fight aboard an abandoned ship—with one of the actor-filmmaker’s most fully realized, root-for-the-underdog narratives, THE KID BROTHER is a hilarious and heartwarming high-water mark of early screen comedy.
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THE KID BROTHER Commentary
This commentary, recorded for New Line Home Entertainment’s 2005 DVD release of THE KID BROTHER, features filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, author Annette D’Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd’s grandaughter Suzanne Lloyd.
THE KID BROTHER Alternate Score
Presented here is an alternate audio track recorded in the late sixties and featuring Harold Lloyd’s preferred organist, Gaylord Carter. On it, Carter plays the Simonton Grand Wurlitzer pipe organ, owned by Hollywood entrepreneur Richard Simonton Sr., a close friend of Lloyd’s
Harold’s Leading Ladies
In the following conversation, recorded in October 2018, author Cari Beauchamp and Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd discuss the three actresses who costarred with Lloyd in the course of his career: Bebe Daniels, Mildred Davis, and Jobyna Raiston.