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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
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This film was considered to be Buster Keaton's major lost film until it was rediscovered in 1987. The recovered print did not have the final climactic gag; another print with the gag intact was found later on. See more »
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 »
Hard Luck is one of Buster Keaton's best shorts. It is also one of the most surreal. It has no real plot, just Keaton wandering around and getting into all sorts of trouble. The jokes are often bizarre, such as the one when he is riding his horse down a river, walks across a tiny bridge and expects to sit down on his horse again, only to find a wildly kicking bull that immediately throws him off. Watching this helps one understand why the French surrealists regarded him as one of their favorite film-makers. This is one of his films where stuff just happens, similar to The Balloonatic. Unfortunately, it is not complete, and the last frames are missing. Even so, this contains enough laughs to surprise even the most jaded cinema viewer. Hard Luck is Keaton at his surreal best.
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