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Movie Crazy (1932)





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A small-town lad, mistakenly thinking he's won a Hollywood screen test, excitedly arrives in movieland only to be humiliated when his great attempt at drama is taken for comedy. This finest of silent-great Harold Lloyd's talking comedies, an unofficial redo of Merton of the Movies, features several great set-pieces.


Harold Lloyd
as Harold Hall/Trouble
Ken Thomson
as Vance, a Gentleman Heavy
Sidney Jarvis
as The Director
Robert McWade
as Wesley Kitterman
Louise Closser Hale
as Mrs. Kitterman
Spencer Charters
as J.L. O'Brien
Lucy Beaumont
as Mrs. Hall
Mary Doran
as Margie
Noah Young
as Traffic Cop
Grady Sutton
as Man afraid of mice
Ellinor Vanderveer
as Mrs. Crumplin
Harold 'Hal' Varney
as Kitterman's Chauffeur
Dick Rush
as Studio guard
Gus Leonard
as Janitor
Fred Kohler Jr.
as Young Actor
Jack Perrin
as Man in screening room
Sam McDaniel
as Men's room valet
Eddie Fetherstone
as Bill, assistant director
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Critic Reviews for Movie Crazy

All Critics (2)

Mr. Lloyd may lose a few admirers by abandoning his old slapstick style, but he has invented a somewhat new type of melodramatic comedy, perhaps more promising for the future.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Silent comedy star Harold Lloyd's best talkie.

March 24, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Movie Crazy


Not quite as good as some of Lloyd's better known efforts, such as The Freshman and and Safety Last, but still very funny. Harold's accident-prone character reminded me so much of myself that it was painful. Some really good sight gags and a happy ending make it a nice "perk you up" kind of film.

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer


Like his character, Harold Lloyd was not a great actor. But maybe he was!? Maybe it is all part of the persona he created. Anyways, the slapstick made me laugh some. The big fight near the end is thrillingly action packed and humorous. Constance Cummings as Mary impressed me the most. Her playing with the affections of Harold and eventually realizing how true to her he is, makes for a stronger female presence than I'm used to seeing from this time period.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

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