Thursday, January 7, 2016

Get to Know Your Man-Child, Part 4: The Man-Child is Shy Around Girls

Little boys do not respond well to little girls trying to kiss them.

And so it is, too, with the man-child comedian.

Constance Cummings and Harold Lloyd in Movie Crazy (1932)
Charlotte Greenwood and Eddie Cantor in Palmy Days (1931)
Greenwood and Cantor, again
Dorothy Lee and Bert Wheeler in Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)
Buster Keaton and Thelma Todd in Speak Easily (1932)
Cary Grant and Frances Drake in Ladies Should Listen (1934)
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Lost in a Harem (1944)
Jobyna Ralston and Harold Lloyd in Kid Brother (1927)
Lou Costello and Patricia Dane in Rio Rita (1942)
Harry Langdon and Gertrude Astor in The Strong Man (1926)

 Buster Keaton and Dorothy Sebastian in Spite Marriage (1929)
Betty Boyd and Lupino Lane in Pirates Beware (1928)
Phyllis Crane and Moe Howard in Hoi Polloi (1935)
Marilyn Maxwell, Jerry Lewis and Connie Stevens in Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)
Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine and Jerry Lewis in Artists and Models (1955)
Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Elizabeth Perkins and Tom Hanks in Big (1988)

Read more about the comic man-child in I Won't Grow Up!: The Comic Man-Child in Film from 1901 to the Present.

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