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A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sally O'Neil ...
Walter James ...
Budd Fine ...
Her Brother (as Bud Fine)
Francis McDonald ...
Alfred Battling Butler
Mary O'Brien ...
His Wife
Tom Wilson ...
His Trainer
Eddie Borden ...
His Manager
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Snitz Edwards ...
His Valet
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Alfred's father wants him to make of a man of himself so sends him off on a hunting and fishing trip. He doesn't catch or shoot anything, but he does fall in love with a mountain girl. When her father and brothers laugh at this they are informed that he is Alfred "Battling" Butler, the championship fighter. From there on the masquerade must be maintained. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Box por Amor  »

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Although Buster Keaton is billed above the title on the title page, he is billed #8 in comprehensive cast list later in the opening credits. See more »

Goofs

Buster and his valet take the train into "Mountain Girl's" hometown, so that Buster can confess that he's not the new champion; yet when circumstances require that his subterfuge continue, and he leaves to go to train for the fight vs. the Alabama Murderer, they drive away to the training camp in Buster's car. See more »

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The "THE END" test is shown on a boxing bell. See more »

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Not Keaton's funniest film, nevertheless a consistently good one
19 March 2001 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

One of the best paced of all Keaton films, `Battling Butler' is not uproariously funny but is consistently amusing and entertaining. Being mistaken for an up-and-coming boxer, Alfred Butler (Keaton) falls in love and marries on the basis of this mistaken identity. Trying to keep his wife from finding out creates the needed comic situation to allow the humor to emerge. His leading lady, Sally O'Neil, sparkles in her supporting role. Snitz Edwards, humorous in his own right, is a delight as Keaton's valet. The final scene is a gem!


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