The Kid Brother

Synopsis: The most important family in Hickoryville is (naturally enough) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone, J.A. Howe (co-director)
Production: Criterion Collection
  1 nomination.
82 min








The recent death of

"Prof." Powers

has left his daughter Mary

with the problem of carrying

on the medicine show.

Flash", I'm sorry

I let you persuade me

to keep on with the show.

Forget it, Mary.

It wouldn't be a show

without you. Besides,

everything's going to be O.K.

Sheriff Jim Hickory and his

two oldest sons have made

the family name famous

throughout the country.

Harold, the youngest Hichory,

was born on April Fool's Day.

The stork that brought him

could hardly fly for laughing.

We'll be leaving for

the meeting directly...

how about my Sunday shirt?

If anything happens

to that shirt, young man,

I'll whale the life

out of you.

Hank Hooper, Harold's sworn

enemy ever since Harold sold

him a dozen door knobs for

fresh eggs in the dark.

Well, I see the town

raised the money

for the dam all right.

It will be a big thing

for Hickoryville.

And a bigger thing

for you... eh, Sheriff?

Son, how many times

have I told you we don't

want any more trouble

with these Hickorys?

Where is this metropolis

of Hickoryville and who

signs the permits

for the shows there?

Sheriff Jim Hickory...

but he ain't got any use

for medicine shows... he run

the last one out of town.

You stay here, son...

the town meeting's

no place for boys.

Hi, Sheriff!

I've brought this show

all the way from New York

just to play

your wonderful city.

Sheriff, Id like you

to autograph

this little permit.





ADVICE - ENTERTAINMEN Subscribers to Country Dam

The undersigned Citizens of

Hickoryville have paid

their share for the new dam.

I move we give Sheriff Hickory

a vote of thanks and place

the money in his keeping until

it is time to turn it over.

I appreciate your confidence,

Mr. Chairman...

and I'll write

the State Treasurer tonight.

I'd rather see that much money

in a real safe place.

You're hinting

that it won't be safe with me?

I got some money in there...

and I don't want to see it...


Keep back...

or some-one might get hurt.

Mr. Hickory, I... I don't

know how to thank you.

Who told you my name?

Every one n the state

knows the Hickory

...and I'm proud

to have met the man

who made

the Hickory name famous.

You mean my father

and brothers.

You're modest...

but I like you for it.

What's your name?

Where do you live?

With the Medicine Show...

down by the river.


This is a great day

for Hickoryville...

and we Hickorys have

something to be proud of.

Never mind the letter...

do those supper dishes.


May 6

State Treasurer:

The Hickoryville citizens have

collected their share for the dam

and it is now in my keeping.

We are now waiting further

instructions from you regarding

the dam money.


Sheriff Jim Hickory

How does that sound to you?

Now you boys can sign it.

Goin' to the show?

That big medicine show

in the village.

Who gave them permission

to play here?

I thought I'd mail our letter.

Did you give them permission?

As you seem to be taking

over the duties of sheriff...

go down and stop the show.

This medicine is not only

good for man and beast

but is recommended as a

furniture polish and for

cleaning harness.

My father sent me

down to stop the show...

if you don't mind.

Now folks, on the count of

three, this trick will prove

that the little sheriff

is out of sight.

Now folks, we will

again be entertained

by our little beauty!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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