Wednesday 16 September 2020

Buster Keaton

Born: 4 October 1895, Piqua, Kansas, USA
Died: 1 February 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA
A genius of silent comedy, Buster worked for a few years on the films of Fatty Arbuckle. He was always destined to write and direct his own short comedies and eventually several feature films and faught against interference from studios and producers who thought they knew better, but often Keaton's comical input was the hightlight of any film he was involved with. When sound came he struggled on with varying degrees of success.
Back Stage (1919) as Stagehand


The Balloonatic (1923) as The Young Man

With Phyllis Haver.

The General (1926) as Johnnie Gray

One of several feature length silent masterpieces starring Buster.

Battling Butler (1926) as Alfred Butler, posing as Battling Butler

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) as William Canfield Jr.

One of Buster's most dangerous stunts - the falling house side.

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