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The Balloonatic (1923)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  22 January 1923 (USA)
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A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

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Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Buster chases the fish up one fork of the creek and builds a dam there, but when the dam breaks he's shown being washed down the other fork of the creek. See more »

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Filled With Laughs And Laughs!
30 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is another Buster Keaton short film for you, the Ballonatic, and considering that I saw it, I know have to give my review on it, well here is my review. I thought that this short brought to us by Buster Keaton was filled with a lot of laughs and laughs! This is another really hysterical Buster Keaton short that is going to cause you to just begin laughing away, I know that I was really laughing and laughing a lot when I first saw this, so hard, that in fact I was crying, and at times, no sound was even coming out! In my opinion, this is one of Buster Keaton's funniest short films that he ever made, my favorite is the Playhouse, but this one is another one of my favorites!

I mainly loved this short because of how big a Buster Keaton fan I am, out of all of the movies and feature films that he made, I have seen a lot of them and I have just laughed and laughed at them, I could watch them over and over again and not get tired of even one of them! Now that I own it on DVD, I can watch this at any time that I really want to see Buster Keaton!

My overall recommendation is that you should see this, because when you do see this, you are going to be laughing yourself silly! You are especially going to love this if you really love Buster Keaton!

10/10


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