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The Love Nest (1923)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  March 1923 (USA)
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In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.

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Buster bids goodbye to Virginia and all women, sailing away in his "Cupid." Later, without food or water, he is taken on board "The Love Nest" which has a very mean captain. A crewman who spills coffee on the captain's hand is thrown overboard. So is anyone else who bothers the captain. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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This was Buster Keaton's final silent short film. See more »

Quotes

Himself: (to the pirates) Men, I am now your captain. I will raise your pay and get you an insurance policy!
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Not a great Keaton short
6 April 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is one of Buster's less clever shorts. As is rarely the case there is no love interest other than the photo of the woman he is trying to forget in going to sea.

Of course there is Buster trying not to be murdered by a mean sea captain which results in the great pile of memorial wreaths thrown after each mate who is deposited overboard and the underwater shooting of a fish by rifle. Nice detail of Buster playing solitaire in the lifeboat as he waits for it to sink.

Still it doesn't add up to much.

This was thought lost for many years. KINO's print is crisp and clear with blue tinted night scenes. The score is played by a player piano with xylophone.


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