Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results.

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Buster clowns around in a blacksmith's shop until he and the smithy get in a fight which sends the smithy to jail. Buster helps several customers with horses, then destroys a Rolls Royce while fixing the car parked next to it. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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21 July 1922 (USA)  »

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In June 2013, Argentine film historian Fernando Martín Peña discovered a strikingly different version of this film in the collection of his colleague, collector Fabio Manes. This version was printed on 9.5mm film and had French intertitles. The discovery was announced in "Variety" on July 16, 2013. See more »

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Unknown Keaton short
13 September 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

This is a very pleasant and amusing Buster Keaton short. Never heard of this one. Here he plays a blacksmith that, well, since this IS a Buster Keaton film, gets into a lot of various shenanigans. EG, new ideas for saddles for horses, a spotless white horse gets some new stripes, and so on. Actually, when viewing this, you get a very interesting view of a blacksmith's shop circa the 1920's. Apparently they were also doing auto mechanics as well? Keaton also has some gags with what looks to be an S.U.V. for that time period. And of course, he gets in trouble with the boss (with the boss getting his just desserts (which happens in nearly every Buster Keaton movie ever made) ) and Buster gets the girl (ditto). A very funny and light little short.


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