The Kid Brother

The Kid Brother ★★★

A J.K. Simmons look-alike and his sketchy pal (along with a cute sailor monkey) steal Hickoryville’s funds for the new dam, and it’s up to Harold Hickory to stop them. As usual, Harold Lloyd plays himself, but his comedy still has range. I’d like to think in these multiple versions of himself, Harold Lloyd is always in another universe being bullied just the same and still having low self-esteem. Likewise, there’s always the same woman (often Jobyna Ralston) giving him the hope and courage he needs, ultimately saving his fate.