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The Kid Brother (1927)

The Kid Brother (1927)

The Kid Brother





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The milquetoast offspring Harold Lloyd of a rural community's burly sheriff proves himself a man's man when he defeats the thuggish villain threatening the town. Alternately touching and hilarious, The Kid Brother is among comedian Harold Lloyd's best work and was the most popular film of 1927.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Howard J. Green, John Wesley Grey, Lex Neal, Ted Wilde
In Theaters:
Criterion Collection


Harold Lloyd
as Harold Hickory
Jobyna Ralston
as Mary Powers
Walter James
as Jim Hickory
Leo Willis
as Leo Hickory
Olin Francis
as Olin Hickory
Eddie Boland
as Flash Farrell
Frank Lanning
as Sam Hooper
Ralph Yearsley
as Hank Hooper
Gus Leonard
as A Townsman
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Critic Reviews for The Kid Brother

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | July 4, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 22, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

... ends in one heck of an action sequence....

Full Review… | December 27, 2015

A true triumph for the underdog.

Full Review… | January 29, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Kid Brother

Although the story is predictable, this movie is hilarious and very entertaining. I really liked Lloyd and the rest of the cast, they did a great job in their roles. The slapstick comedy doesn't take center stage, it's balanced with the story and the action. And it has a great ending. I recommend seeing this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Good silent flick with your typical physical comedy. Maybe not as great as some of Keaton's better works but Lloyd deserves his spot alongside the early comedic greats.


I'm more of a Keaton silent film fan, although this film has a good heart I just didn't laugh as much as the film would have wanted me to. Some of the gags are just very dated and stale, which isn't particularly the films was made 83 years ago! Harry Lloyd's humor doesn't hold up as well today as Keaton or Chaplin for me, but it's still a classic story with a cute romance, and some silly/stupid physical bits. Also, there's a sailor monkey: always a good thing!

Chris D.
Chris Ducat

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