Editorial review of College, starring Buster Keaton, courtesy of Amazon.com Buster Keaton goes back to school and stages a hilarious send-up of university life in College. Keaton stars as Ronald, an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the […]
Sherlock Jr. (1924) starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane In Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth. In one sequence, he literally steps into the screen and brings his fantasies to life.
Battling Butler (1926) starring Buster Keaton, Sally O’Neil, Francis McDonald Synopsis Buster Keaton remarked that Battling Butler was his favorite of all his films. Based on a Broadway play, the story revolves around a case of mistaken identity between two Alfred Butlers. One is an effete millionaire (Keaton), the other the heavyweight champion of the […]
Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection Editorial review of Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection courtesy of Amazon.com As new generations of viewers discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era’s most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat was a filmmaking genius who conceived and […]
Pajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton In short, Pajama Party is an Annette Funicello beach party movie — but in addition to the gyrating young girls in bikinis, Pajama Party adds large amounts of clown-level zaniness as well. The basic story has 3 intertwining plots – a Martian invasion (led by a clean […]
Seven Chances (1925) starring Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer Buster Keaton’s silent film, Seven Chances, in a nutshell, laugh out loud funny — I watched it last night on Turner Classic Movies with some of my children, and we were all laughing loud, long, and repeatedly.
Buster Keaton Collection: (The Cameraman / Spite Marriage / Free & Easy) Editorial review of Buster Keaton Collection courtesy of Amazon.com The Buster Keaton Collection presents three of the first films (one, The Cameraman, a near masterpiece) Keaton made for MGM beginning in 1928, an arrangement that gradually ushered the great comic actor and director into […]
Our Hospitality (1923) starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts Product Description of Our Hospitality, courtesy of Amazon.com Our Hospitality – Like his 1926 film The General, this elaborate historical comedy broadened the boundaries of slapstick and proved that Buster Keaton was not just a comedian, he was an artist. Keaton stars as youthful dreamer Willie […]
Editorial review of The Saphead (1920) starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, Tom McGuire, Tom Lewis – courtesy of Amazon.com In his first starring role (and the film that launched his career), Buster Keaton stars in The Saphead as Bertie Van Alstyne, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier. Unable to escape […]