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Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
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eye 22,140
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AKA Balloonatics Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
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eye 22,765
favorite 17
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Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 11,245
favorite 8
comment 1
William S. Hart's melodramatic film finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.
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Topics: silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 180,924
favorite 64
comment 12
Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 48,189
favorite 39
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A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 38,261
favorite 45
comment 5
Buster Keaton stars in this comedy as the captive of hostile Indians. His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire. Keaton moves with the stake as the Indians try frantically to place the firewood around him. When he survives the flames due to his fire-resistant clothes, Keaton is made a member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface. He then foils the scheme of unsavory oil speculators to steal the land from his Indian companion.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 25,238
favorite 16
comment 1
When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married. She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton, my wife's relations
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 42,811
favorite 40
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The opening scene, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous. In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures). He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 37,715
favorite 27
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The Electric House starts with Buster's graduation ceremony as the first of his comic misfortunes, including a mix-up of diplomas so Buster receives a diploma in electrical engineering. This leads to a job opportunity: electrifying the family house of the girl he's sweet on. A great chance, so Buster studies hard and soon installs a useful and impressive set of electric appliances.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 27,032
favorite 30
comment 2
Buster Keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see Keaton make something of himself first. "I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself," Buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned. So Keaton heads off for the big city and tries his hand at a number of different jobs. But his letters to his girl suggest more noble and enterprising...
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 61,321
favorite 55
comment 9
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 31,599
favorite 43
comment 1
Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat. This funny short has some good subtile gags plus the usual slapstick and gadgets.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 12,645
favorite 8
comment 0
Buster at his place of work, a bank. After being falsely accused of being a bank robber he escapes to the local 'haunted' which is really a cover for a gang of counterfeiters, also in the house are the cast of a lousy version of 'Faust' who are escaping a hostile audience.
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Short, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Buster Keaton, Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 230,210
favorite 73
comment 14
Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates. The General based on a real incident during the American Civil War when a posse of northern soldiers...
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Romance, War, Buster Keaton, pdmovies
Feature Films
by Paul Czinner, Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 454,850
favorite 52
comment 5
In this first film version of William Shakespeare's classic pastoral comedy, Sir Laurence Olivier stars as Orlando while Elisabeth Bergner is Rosalind, his secret admirer who disguises herself as a boy in order to stay near to him. Nearly all of the actors involved had performed the work on stage previously, adding to the stellar overall performance. A particular highlight is Olivier's magnificent delivery of the famous "All the world's a stage..." monologue.
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Topics: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier
Silent Films
by Raymond Rohauer and Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 36,297
favorite 22
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Blacksmiths' assistant inadvertent clowning around in the shop, gets into fight with the smithy who is then arrested and placed in jail. In the meantime, the assistant tries to help several customers with devastating comedic consequences.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton