Harold Lloyd (center).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Five reels / 4841 feet
Directed by Fred Newmeyer
Cast: Harold Lloyd [the boy], Mildred Davis [the girl], Anna Townsend [the grandmother], Charles Stevenson [the bully], Noah Young [the sheriff], Dick Sutherland [the rolling stone], Gus Leonard, Wallace Howe, Sammy Brooks, William Gillespie, Jackie Edwards (Jack Edwards) [the child with a cookie]
Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated, production for Associated Exhibitors, Incorporated; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Hal Roach. Scenario by Thomas J. Crizer, from a screen story by Hal Roach, Sam Taylor and Jean Havez + [Harold Lloyd]. Cinematography by Walter Lundin. Intertitles by H.M. Walker. Presented by Hal Roach. / © 27 April 1922 by Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated [LU17796]. Premiered circa 20 May 1922 in Los Angeles, California. Released 3 September 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Reputedly Lloyd’s own favorite film. The film was rereleased in 1923 by Associated Exhibitors, Incorporated, through Pathé Exchange, Incorporated.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive; and in the National Film Archive of the British Film Institute film archive.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Animals: Cats (Black) - Bullies - History: USA: American Civil War (1861-1865) - Ice cream freezers - Medals - Officers - Soldiers - Superstitions: Black cats - Tramps
Listing updated: 4 September 2014.
References: Bardèche-History p. 292; Bohn-Light p. 372; Brownlow-Parade pp. 463, 464, 466; Dardis-Keaton pp. 96, 106; Everson-American p. 267; Fell-History p. 95; Kerr-Silent pp. 98, 112, 161, 191, 192, 197, 200, 202, 203; Lahue-World p. 131; Maltin-Guide p. 495; Reilly-Lloyd pp. xiv-xv, 4; Sherwood-Best pp. xvii, 9-13, 168; Sinyard-Silent p. 46; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy pp. 104, 441; Sweeney-Coming pp. 36, 39 : ClasIm-220 p. 43; Photoplay-192306 p. 9 : Website-AFI; Website-Lloyd : with additional information provided by Jane Kahramanidis.
Home video: DVD.