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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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A parody of the Hatfield-McCoy feud 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:
The diminutive steam engine used in the film was a faithful, mechanically accurate re-creation of Stephenson's Rocket. Equally accurate was the replica of the early bicycle ridden by Willie near the start of the film - so accurate, in fact, that according to Buster Keaton it was requested by the Smithsonian Institute for display.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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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A parody of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, 17 March 2001
Author: David Hoffman from Virginia

There has never been a more comic use of a `train' (if the label is appropriate) than in this film. This is ingenuity at its finest, the most sustained comic sequence I've ever seen. Travelling from New York ca. 1830 to the Appalachians to claim an `estate', Keaton on this journey provides the highlight of the film-and what a highlight it is! From the bouncing actions of passengers to the lifting and moving of track, this series of images is non-stop pleasure. A dog, a hobo, a man throwing rocks at the engineer, a mule-all are inspired catalysts to laughter.

Once Keaton (a McKay) reaches his destination, the movie changes pace. And despite many good moments, especially those when Keaton has taken up `permanent residence' at the Canfields, the humor never reaches the level of the first portion of the film. Nonetheless, Keaton's genius is evident throughout the film, and it is this ability to innovate that constantly amazes.

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