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Hard Luck (1921)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  14 March 1921 (USA)
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Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life.

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Out of work, Buster tries various ways to commit suicide. At last he tries "poison" from a bottle containing booze. The president of a sporting club speaks of the need for a sportsman to promote the club and drunken Buster gets the job for which he must learn fishing, hunting and riding. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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When Buster is chased off the trash can by the cop, his clothes are dirty and covered with pale dust. As he walks away from the cop, his clothes are clean. See more »

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Buster Keaton Has Brought Us Another Really Funny Short Film!
30 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this short film directed by and starring Buster Keaton on a DVD compilation with College, and because I have seen it, I am now going to state my view on it. In my opinion, Buster Keaton has brought us another really funny short film! This short film is very hysterical to watch and laugh at, and not only that, but it is also another one of Buster Keaton's best short films that he ever made! I just love all of Buster Keaton's films that I have seen, nothing more, nothing less, I have just plain loved all of the films starring the every fabulous Buster Keaton that I have seen in my life! Buster Keaton has always been on of my favorite actors, but not only that, he is also the best of the silent film era!

If you are an extremely huge fan of the very hysterical Buster Keaton, then you should love this short, you should see it if you haven't seen it yet, because you are going to be laughing your head off! You are going to be laughing so hard that you are probably going to be paralyzed! When I mean that this short film is really funny, I mean that it is really funny!

Overall, this is a totally hysterical and laugh filled Buster Keaton short that is going to leave you in stitches!

10/10


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