Buster Keaton movies

Battling Butler (1926) starring Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Francis McDonald

Battling Butler

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 world (Francis McDonald). Coincidence brings them to the same backwoods Kentucky neighborhood, where Keaton finds love with a mountain girl. But not before antagonizing Butler-the-brute into a Madison Square Garden grudge match.

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Pajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton

Pajama Party

Pajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster KeatonPajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton

buy Pajama Party from Amazon.com 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 cut, inept Martian teenager and managed by Don Rickles), a beach party complete with teenage angst, and some inept crooks (including Buster Keaton as an American Indian, still wearing his traditional pork pie hat — with a feather in it). There’s a lot of humor in the movie, with slapstick that borders on the Looney Tunes. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it and hope you do as well. (more…)

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Seven Chances (1925) starring Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer

Seven Chances (Buster Keaton)

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. (more…)

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