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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:
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User Reviews:
Enjoyable, With Some Especially Good Sequences 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)
 
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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 shooting of the climatic waterfall scene, Buster Keaton inhaled so much water that he had to have first aid.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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable, With Some Especially Good Sequences, 19 July 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

With a good dose of everything that one expects from Keaton - slapstick, stunts, chases, rich visual detail, and much more - "Our Hospitality" is enjoyable to watch, and it has some especially good sequences. The plot idea, with Keaton as an innocent outsider becoming entangled in an old-fashioned family feud, works pretty well, although it relies on comic details to overcome some rather routine characters.

A short prologue explains the feud in which Buster will soon be involved, and then we see New Yorker Willie McKay (Keaton) called south to claim a family inheritance, which will plunge him into the middle of the feud. One of the movie's highlights is the train ride south, a wonderful sequence that almost upstages the rest of the film. It's a long, leisurely series of comic snippets that works beautifully both as a period piece and as terrifically inventive comedy. There aren't any spectacular gags, but an impressive collection of amusing incidents and carefully done detail, and it's well worth watching over again to catch it all.

The main part of the film features Buster romancing the pretty young woman he met on the train, while trying to avoid her brothers and father, who are trying to kill him. It's pretty good, but except for a few clever shots most of it is not up to the standard of the first part of the movie. It picks up near the end with a very good chase sequence that has some memorable moments and that brings everything to a climax.

Overall, this is a fine film, enjoyable and well worth watching.

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