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The Frozen North (1922)

Unrated | | Short, Comedy | 28 August 1922 (USA)
Buster plays a bumbling villain in this parody of melodrama.

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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His life was in danger-a gang of Alaskan roughnecks were bent on a shooting frolic-but Buster chased them into the snow and they got cold feet.

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Short | Comedy

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The film was an implied insult to William S. Hart, who released public statements against Buster Keaton's friend Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle during his arrest and subsequent trial. Hart refused to talk to Keaton for many years after the film. See more »

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Knife is pulled twice on The Bad Man in the fight at the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965) See more »

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One for silent movie buffs
8 January 2002 | by (Pembrokeshire, Wales) – See all my reviews

I like this movie, even if it isn't one of his best. We liked 'Bad' Buster simply because it went against the grain. It has lots of clever ideas and tons of references to the movies of the day, the scene where a tear trickles melodramatically down his cheek is a dig at William S Hart,a western actor who always seemed to have a scene where he cried, Hart didn't find the joke funny even if the audiences of the day did. If you are into silent movies then this film will hit it's mark, but, it's enjoyable anyway.


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