Movie Crazy
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Movie Crazy
Movie Crazy
Original Poster
Directed byClyde Bruckman
Harold Lloyd (uncredited)
Produced byHarold Lloyd (uncredited)
Written byVincent Lawrence
StarringHarold Lloyd
Constance Cummings
Kenneth Thomson
Music byAlfred Newman (uncredited)
CinematographyWalter Lundin
Edited byBernard W. Burton
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 12, 1932 (1932-08-12)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

Movie Crazy is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film starring Harold Lloyd in his third sound feature.


Harold Hall, a young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in the movies.

After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a screen-test, and goes off to Hollywood. At the studio, he does everything wrong and causes all sorts of trouble. But he catches the fancy of a beautiful actress, and eventually the studio owner recognizes him as a comic genius.



The film was a major box office success. An estimated $675,000 was spent on the production and the film grossed over $1,439,000 in the United States alone. The film also proved to be a major critical success as the vast majority of film reviewers praised the picture highly.[2]

Renewed interest in Harold Lloyd

In 1962, scenes from this film were included in a compilation film produced by Harold Lloyd himself entitled Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and created a renewal of interest in the comedian by introducing him to a whole new generation.[]

See also


  1. ^ Vance, Jeffrey and Suzanne Lloyd. "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" New York: Harry N Abrams. p 177
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times - Apr 10, 1932 - Page B15; New York Times - September 15, 1932 - Page F5; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 17, 1932 - Page 16,1391741&dq=1932+movie-crazy&hl=en

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