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Daydreams (1922)
"Day Dreams" (original title)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  November 1922 (USA)
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A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.

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Buster goes away to the city to prove to his girl's father he can succeed. He writes her of his various jobs which she glorifies in her imagination. She sees a surgeon, he is a vet's assistant; she sees him cleaning up on Wall Street, he's really a janitor. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The chase for this film was shot in San Francisco, far from Buster Keaton's Los Angeles studio. Historians suggest that Keaton wanted to be close to his friend Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle who was on trial there for the murder of Virginia Rappe. See more »

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The Young Man: I've come to ask for your daughter's hand in marriage.
The Girls Father: How will you support her?
The Young Man: I don't know. I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself.
The Girls Father: Splendid. I'll lend you my revolver.
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Imagination Flying
31 October 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A young man (Buster Keaton) proposes a young woman (Renee Adoree), but her father questions how he might support his daughter after the marriage. The youth informs that he will move to New York, find a job and marry the girl. If he fails, he would commit suicide. Once in the big city, he works in many professions and writes to his girlfriend; and his imaginative girl reads each letter and thinks in her beloved being successful on each trial.

"Daydreams" is a very creative short comedy, showing how the imagination is able to fly, in funny situations. In accordance with the information in the beginning of the DVD, this film is totally fragmented, without being possible the restoration of many parts; therefore the story was completed in the restoration process with pictures and inter-titles to keep the original sense. Buster Keaton is again very hilarious with many gags. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sonhos e Realidade" ("Dreams and Reality")


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