|Directed by||Clyde Bruckman|
Harold Lloyd (uncredited)
|Written by||Vincent Lawrence|
|Produced by||Harold Lloyd (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Bernard W. Burton|
|Music by||Alfred Newman (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
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.
- Harold Lloyd as Harold Hall / Trouble
- Constance Cummings as Mary Sears
- Kenneth Thomson as Vance
- Louise Closser Hale as Mrs Kitterman
- Spencer Charters as J.L. O'Brien
- Robert McWade as Wesley Kitterman, Producer
- Eddie Fetherston as Bill (assistant director)
- Sydney Jarvis as The Director
- Harold Goodwin as Miller
- Mary Doran as Margie
- DeWitt Jennings as Mr Hall
- Lucy Beaumont as Mrs Hall
- Arthur Housman as the Customer "Who Didn't Order Rabbit"
- Grady Sutton as the "Man Afraid of Mice"
- Noah Young as Traffic Policeman
- Edward Peil Sr. as Waiter (uncredited)
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.
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.
- Vance, Jeffrey and Suzanne Lloyd. "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" New York: Harry N Abrams. p 177
- Box Office Gross for Movie Crazy
- Los Angeles Times – April 10, 1932 – Page B15; New York Times – September 15, 1932 – Page F5; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – October 17, 1932 – Page 16 https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UZEnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZWkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5933,1391741&dq=1932+movie-crazy&hl=en