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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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
One of Buster's Best See more (42 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)
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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)
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
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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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Trivia:
During the filming of the scene in which Buster Keaton is being swept downstream towards the waterfall, he was attached to a 'holdback' cable, concealed in the river. During the filming of the scene, the cable broke, and he was hurled down the rapids, battered by rocks and limbs, and was only barely able to grab an overhanging branch, which held him just long enough for the crew to reach and rescue him. This scene remains in the final print, and is fairly easy to spot. Just look for the point at which Keaton is being pulled downriver and 1) he suddenly looks back towards the camera, and 2) his speed in the water doubles, almost causing him to fly out of frame.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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of Buster's Best, 24 May 2001
Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA

For a 1923 film on the early 1800's, Buster does a great deal of poking fun at a changing America. For starters, Keaton shows what Time Square looked like before there was any traffic. Two dirt roads that connect at the square. An early invention called the peddle less bicycle is made a joke as Buster attempts to take a ride on it to town. And if that's not funny enough, we see an early train ride (Unlike the General) where the train only fits ten since its only made up of buggies without the horses.

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The General? Pfft! THIS is the best Keaton film. Ghostiejo
What happens to the dog? goldenbells
What happened to the train? aljol1
When the cable snaps Chrissie
cant wait for KINO's Bluray! elman
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