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 →
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 →
The Paleface is a 1922 Buster Keaton two-reeler Western comedy film. Plot: Crooked “oil sharks” led by a man named Hunt have stolen an Indian tribe’s lease to their land and given them 24 hours to vacate. Furious, the Indian chief orders that the first white man who enters their encampment be killed. A butterfly collector (Keaton) unwittingly wanders in… Read more →
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