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Our Hospitality -- Youthful dreamer Willie McKay travels west to claim his ineritance, only to find that his it is a shack. Willie also learns that the girl he falls for is the daughter of a man whom his family has been feuding with for years.

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Writers:
Jean C. Havez (story) &
Clyde Bruckman (story) ...
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Release Date:
19 November 1923 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great End Part, Otherwise Uneven See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Joe Roberts ... Joseph Canfield
Ralph Bushman ... His Son
Craig Ward ... His Son
Monte Collins ... The Parson
Joe Keaton ... The Engineer
Kitty Bradbury ... The Aunt
Natalie Talmadge ... The Girl
Buster Keaton Jr. ... Willie McKay - 1 Year Old

Buster Keaton ... Willie McKay - 21 Years Old
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erwin Connelly ... Husband Quarreling with Wife (uncredited)
Edward Coxen ... John McKay (uncredited)
Jack Duffy ... Sam Gardner (uncredited)
Jean Dumas ... Mrs. McKay (uncredited)
Tom London ... James Canfield (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Blystone  (as Jack Blystone)
Buster Keaton 
 
Writing credits
Jean C. Havez (story) (as Jean Havez) &
Clyde Bruckman (story) and
Joseph A. Mitchell (story) (as Joseph Mitchell)

Clyde Bruckman  scenario (uncredited)
Clyde Bruckman  titles (uncredited)
Jean C. Havez  scenario (uncredited)
Jean C. Havez  titles (uncredited)
Joseph A. Mitchell  scenario (uncredited)
Joseph A. Mitchell  titles (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph M. Schenck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carl Davis (1984)
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Jennings (photography)
Elgin Lessley (photography)
 
Art Direction by
Fred Gabourie  (as Fred Gaubori)
 
Costume Design by
Walter J. Israel (costumes) (as Walter Isreal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Roselotte .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chick Collins .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Buster Keaton .... stunts (uncredited)
Ernie Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denver Harmon .... lighting
Denver Harmon .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Donald Hunsberger .... score compiler (2005 alternate version)
David Cullen .... orchestrator: Carl Davis (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joseph M. Schenck .... presenter
Fred Gabourie .... technical director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
73 min (1995 alternate version) | Spain:65 min | Belgium:87 min (copy with French titles at Brussels Musée du Cinéma)
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Certification:
Finland:S | Portugal:M/6 | Spain:T | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The earliest comedy included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the donkey refuses to move from the rail tracks, the engineer and others curve the tracks around him. The long shot that shows the train moving past the donkey, however, shows the tracks back in a straight line.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great End Part, Otherwise Uneven, 30 January 2007
Author: Stablemate from From a hilltop in Stockholm, Sweden

Although not Keaton's greatest film, this one has sure got some really great moments. The build-up is rather slow while the main plot is being established: 1830s Kentucky. Keaton gets invited by a pretty girl to attend her family dinner. What he doesn't realize until too late is that the family in question is his inherited mortal enemies in a blood feud that has been going on for centuries. The girl's father and brothers all want to kill him but is prevented from doing so until he has left their house (hence the title).

Our Hospitality has got some amazing action sequences but the tempo is very uneven. The early part of the film treats us to some beautiful replicas of old vehicles including trains and bicycles and also some of Keaton's usual train-rail comedy. The middle part, where Keaton guests his blood feud enemies is full of running in and out through doors. Up until now everything has been pretty slow. The last third of the movie though, is truly mind boggling! Keaton and a chasing gunman falls down cliffs, flows down rivers and waterfalls, jumps in and out of moving trains and so on while tied to each other with a rope around their waists. It must have been through watching this James Bond learned his action trade. Our Hospitality however, has also got a lot of comedy in its moments of unbelievable action.

Good fun.

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