MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 26,764 this week

Neighbors (1920)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,819 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 9 critic

A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

Writers:

, (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 09 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Neighbors" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Neighbors (1920)

Neighbors (1920) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Neighbors.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James
Back Stage (1919)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Roscoe and Buster are working at a vaudeville house. When the crew attacks the strongman for bullying his assistant, the man goes out on strike so the crew puts on a show. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Out West (1918)
Short | Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A satire of western movies. Roscoe comes into town after riding the rails. The saloon has a trap door over a pit where bodies are tossed as they are shot. A black patron is taunted and shot... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
The Cook (1918)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Cooks make hovoc in seaside resort hotel.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Moonshine (1918)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A feud between the Owens and the Gillettes ends when the last remaining Gillette is killed, but new trouble erupts for the mountain folk with the arrival of a U.S. revenue agent and his ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Free and Easy (1930)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A bumbling manager tries to get a small town beauty contest winner into the movies.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the ... See full summary »

Directors: William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Norma Shearer, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Roscoe's wife wants him committed to the No Hope Sanitarium for a cure from drink. He is greeted by blood spattered, cleaver-wielding Buster and a barely clad female patient. He eats a thermometer and must be rushed into surgery.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
The Bell Boy (1918)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At the Elk's Head Hotel bellhops torment the lobby, each other and guests. The elevator is powered by a stubborn horse. A sham robbery turns into a real one. And there is a chase on a ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Oh Doctor! (1917)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
The Round-Up (1920)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: George Melford
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Julienne Scott, Irving Cummings
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
The Boy
Virginia Fox ...
The Girl
Joe Roberts ...
Her Father
Joe Keaton ...
His Father
Edward F. Cline ...
The Cop
Jack Duffy ...
The Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Flying Escalantes ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

The Romeo and Juliet story played out in a tenement neighborhood with Buster and Virginia's families hating each other over the fence separating their buildings. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Backyard  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

The Boy: Her father's abused her long enough. I want to marry her and take her home to MY father!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very Entertaining, With a Little of Everything
18 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Neighbors" is a very entertaining Buster Keaton short comedy featuring some hilarious slapstick and some good stunts. It takes place in a tenement complex, with Buster and Virginia Fox playing young lovers who live in buildings separated by a wooden fence. Their families don't like each other, and do what they can to undermine the romance, but without success. It's very funny right from the beginning, with Buster and Virginia slipping love notes through a knothole in the fence, and having them intercepted by one parent after another. There are lots of slapstick antics, and one of the funniest wedding scenes you will see. There are also some good stunts and brief chase scenes - in other words, a little bit of everything that Keaton was known for. It would probably be best appreciated by those who are already fans, but if you enjoy Keaton, don't miss this one.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's your favorite moment? Chrissie
Joe + Joe knsevy
The on the shoulders bit ello_govnah
Discuss Neighbors (1920) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?