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Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

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Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Farmhands Keaton and Roberts share a cottage full of mechanical devices for making life easy. They are rivals for the farmer's daughter. Keaton , disguised as a scarecrow, causes troubles for his rival and the farmer. When Keaton stoops to tie his shoe, the girl accepts what she thinks is his kneeling proposal. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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22 December 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frigo na námluvách  »

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(1995 Film Preservation print)

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When Joe first starts chasing Buster, his leg is in a splint and he is using crutches because he'd been hit by a truck earlier. Later in the chase, Joe is uninjured. See more »

Quotes

Farmhand: [to the dog] Friends?
[shakes the dog's paw]
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Featured in Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) See more »

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A masterpiece
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This ranks #2 on my all-time favorite silent films list. Keaton's parody of one-act "mellers" that he was subjected to during his days on the vaudeville stage is priceless -- the wringing of hands and clutching of breasts, etc. The entire first scene with Big Joe and Buster going through their morning routine is hysterical and at the same time makes you speechless at Keaton's inventivenes. Genius couldn't be more obviously displayed than in this short, only a preview of what was to come in his later feature films.


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