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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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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'Mildly Amusing' About Sums It Up
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would rate this below-par for a Buster Keaton short. It's not bad, just not quite up to Buster's wild and craziness he usually exhibits in these short 20-minute films. He set high standards.

Instead of amazing physical feats or a bunch of chase scenes, most of the jokes are either Buster getting a horse dirty or breaking something or someone else doing it, or a nutty invention for a "shock absorber" for riding a horse. They are all mildly amusing, but that's it.

Perhaps part of the problem is that most of the movie takes place in a blacksmith shop/automobile garage. Keaton, with his athletic prowess, needs room to maneuver, and he doesn't have it here.


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