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This was the film debut of Joe Keaton, Buster's dad. In one scene he kicks each of the principals into a horse trough. Roscoe owns a blacksmith shop and Joe a garage in the town of ... See full summary »

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Village Blacksmith
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This was the film debut of Joe Keaton, Buster's dad. In one scene he kicks each of the principals into a horse trough. Roscoe owns a blacksmith shop and Joe a garage in the town of Jazzville. They are rivals for schoolteacher Alice but join forces against new arrival Al. Buster performs at a village ball. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Keaton's only LOST film.

It is miraculous that this is the only lost film in the Keaton silent collection, which consisted of 35 two-reelers and 13 features. Recently two films thought lost for years resurfaced (THE COOK, A RECKLESS ROMEO). HIS WEDDING NIGHT (1917) remains the only Keaton silent not available on video, but it is included in a DVD two-disc collection of the Arbuckle/Keaton shorts.


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