Fun Size Review: Naughty Boy (1927)

Lupino Lane plays a dapper young gentleman whose father has fallen in love. Since dear old dad doesn’t want look old, he persuades Lane to disguise himself as a child. Need I say that chaos ensues?

It’s not a comedy masterpiece but it is cute and fun. Lane is supported by comedy veterans like Blanche Payson and his own brother, Wallace Lupino. Our star seems to be having fun in his puritan collar and knickerbockers and, yes, he is a naughty boy. Good, light fun.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Lane saves his lady love from the villainous Wallace and all is right with the world. (But if I were her, I would have questions. So many questions.

Read my full-length review here. (I also include a chart showing Lupino Lane’s relationship with Ida Lupine. He has been described as her second cousin, her uncle and who knows what else.)

If it were a dessert it would be: Old-Fashioned Lollipops. No surprises but fun in their own way.

Availability: Presently, the only home media option is a bargain disc of so-so quality. I hope Lupino Lane will get a little more love on DVD or Blu-ray soon.


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    1. Fritzi Kramer

      I haven’t the foggiest idea. I just know that several films they have released have important title cards sliced out of them. Not recommended under normal circumstances.

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