Kid Brother, The


by Carl Davis

The Harold Lloyd Corporation (1927) Directors: Lewis Milestone, Ted Wilde
Silent Film
1110 - 111(Tenor)0 - perc(2): - pno(=cel) - strings(
First Performance
(television recording) 1992

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Programme Notes
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston Directors: Lewis Milestone, Ted Wilde Production Company: The Harold Lloyd Corporation USA, 1927 Duration: 82 minutes Film Print: B&W print struck from the original camera negative available from Harold Lloyd Trust (Film Speed: 24 frames per second) Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis's score: 1995, London 18 Players: 1110 - 1110 - perc(2) - pno(=cel) - strings (mm The Kid Brother is set in rural America. Lloyd plays the timid youngest son of a sheriff. A crooked medicine show arrives in town and is used by the sheriff's enemies to cause riot and mayhem. It is left to the kid brother to save the day, and in so doing he wins the love of the girl he has rescued, and the respect of his father and brothers. The music of rural America is the source of Davis's inspiration for this delightful chamber score.

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