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49 Ratings


Directed by Frank Borzage
United States, 1925
Drama, Romance


Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.

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Lazybones Directed by Frank Borzage

Critics reviews

A flop at the box office, it depicted a main character who strenuously avoided conflict, preferring instead to watch the local stream flow by. So, while the side characters get resolution, Steve “Lazybones” Tuttle artfully sidesteps cliché, as both the world and the narrative leave him behind.
January 02, 2017
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What makes all this riveting viewing is its mixture of quiet comedy and poignancy…. The film is beautifully shot, and Borzage displays such an easy mastery of constructing a scene, particularly in depth, that it is easy to miss the underlying sophistication.
December 29, 2015
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What are people saying?

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Lazybones

    Merveilleux petit film muet du génial Frank Borzage, qui sinue intelligemment dans les genres cinématographiques et les sentiments humains, baigné d'une infinie tristesse dénuée d'aigreur et de hargne, avec en filigrane une étrange et terrible mélancolie tranquille et fatale, comme celle d'un chagrin ou d'un oiseau en cage qui ne voit pas que la porte de sa prison est restée longtemps ouverte...

  • AKFilmFan's rating of the film Lazybones

    With an unexpected story, solid performances, and direction by Borzage the movie works but the story is what affected me the most. It starts off very typical where you think you know where it'll go then treats most of its characters realistically (people don't always change or take the initiative have to live with the consequences). A surprising film by Frank Borzage.

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