Silent-comedy legend Harold Lloyd goes west in this irresistible blend of action, romance, and slapstick invention. The bespecÂtacled 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 Lloydâs brilliant sight gags and thrilling set piecesâincluding an epic, knock-down, drag-out fight aboard an abandoned shipâwith one of the actor-filmmakerâs most fully realized, root-for-the-underdog narratives, The Kid Brother is a hilarious and heartwarming high-water mark of early screen comedy.
Orchestral score by composer Carl Davis from 1989
Alternate archival organ score performed by Gaylord Carter
Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloydâs granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd
Haroldâs Leading Ladies, a new conversation between author Cari Beauchamp and Suzanne Lloyd
Anatomy of a Gag: Monkeyshoes, a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
Behind-the-scenes stills gallery curated by Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Simonton Jr.
Close to Home, a new video essay on the filmâs shooting locations by author John Bengtson
Dutch television interview with Harold Lloyd from 1962
Featurette from 2005 about Greenacres, Lloydâs estate, hosted by Suzanne Lloyd
Two restored rare early Lloyd shorts: Over the Fence (1917) and That's Him (1918), with new Wurlitzer theater pipe organ scores and