My Boy is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Victor Heerman and Albert Austin, and starring child actor Jackie Coogan. Plot: Little Jackie Blair (Coogan) arrives in New York City from France without a friend in the world, his mother having died in steerage during the voyage. He slips by the immigration officers at Ellis Island by blending… Read more →
The Love Expert is a surviving 1920 American silent comedy romance film directed by David Kirkland and produced by and starring Constance Talmadge. It was an early distribution release by the First National Exhibitor’s Company. Plot: Babs (Constance Talmadge) is sent home from boarding school because she persists in carrying out her fanciful love researches instead of studying her lessons…. Read more →
The High Sign is a 1921 two-reel silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 21 minutes. Although One Week (1920) was the first of Keaton’s independent shorts to be released, The High Sign was the first one to be produced. Disappointed with the result, Keaton shelved the… Read more →
Neighbors is a 1920 two-reel silent comedy film co-written, co-directed by, and starring Buster Keaton. Plot: Buster Keaton and Virginia Fox play young lovers who live in tenements, the rear of which face each other, with backyards separated by a wooden fence and with their families constantly feuding over the lovers’ relationship. Each morning Buster and Virginia exchange love letters… Read more →
The Playhouse is a 1921 American two-reel silent comedy film written, directed by, and starring Buster Keaton. The movie runs for 22 minutes, and is most famous for an opening sequence in which Keaton plays every role. Plot: The film is set up as a series of humorous tricks on the audience, with constant doubling, and in which things are… Read more →
The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Plot: Keaton plays a botany student who is accidentally awarded an electrical engineering degree. He then attempts to wire a home using many gadgets. The man to whom the degree should have been awarded then exacts revenge by rewiring those gadgets to cause mayhem…. Read more →
The Boat is a 1921 American two-reel silent comedy film written and directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The International Buster Keaton Society takes its name, The Damfinos, from this film. Plot: Buster is married with two children (both of whom wear the porkpie hat made famous by Keaton). He has built a large boat he has christened Damfino inside… Read more →
My Wife’s Relations is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Through a judicial error Buster finds himself married to a large domineering woman with an unfriendly father and four bullying brothers. Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.