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

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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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>

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His Father: He's my son and I'll break his neck any way I please!
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Very Funny
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Neighbors (1920)

*** (out of 4)

Buster Keaton does the Romeo and Juliet storyline as he falls in love with his neighbor but it'll be hard to get married since the families hate one another. There are plenty of good gags here including the human fly swatter gag and the stuff dealing with Keaton trying to avoid the police. Keaton also delivers one of his best stunts and three people on one another's shoulders try and walk from house to house with Keaton being three stories up.

Available on Kino's The Art of Buster Keaton Collection, which is one of the greatest box sets out there.


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