Our Hospitality is a 1923 silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Released by Metro Pictures Corporation, the film uses slapstick and situational comedy to tell the story of Willie McKay, who gets caught in the middle of the infamous “Canfield”–”McKay” feud, an obvious satire of the real-life Hatfield–McCoy feud. It was a groundbreaking work for the comedy… 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 →
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.
The Frozen North is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film is a parody of early western films, especially those of William S. Hart. The film was written by Keaton and Edward F. Cline (credited as Eddie Cline). The film runs for around 17 minutes. Sybil Seely and Bonnie Hill co-star in the… Read more →
Hard Luck is a 1921 American two-reel silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 22 minutes. For sixty years it was Keaton’s only major lost film until it was partially reconstructed in 1987, with the critical final scene (which Keaton called the greatest laugh-getting scene of his… Read more →
The Goat is a 1921 American two-reel silent comedy film written, directed by, and starring Buster Keaton. Plot: Buster Keaton is walking by and peers through a barred window while captured murderer “Dead Shot Dan” is having his picture taken. Seeing that the photographer is looking away, Dan moves his head to the side and snaps a picture of Buster… Read more →
The Haunted House is a 1921 American two-reel silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 21 minutes. Plot: Keaton plays a teller at a successful bank. Unbeknownst to him, the manager at the bank and his gang are planning on pulling off a robbery and hiding in… Read more →