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Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two men decide to cash in on the end of Prohibition by selling watered down beer.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Roscoe Ates
Speak Easily (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A timid professor inherits a large sum of money and decides to fund a terrible musical.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Ruth Selwyn
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White
Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

To make her lover jealous, a beautiful socialite passes off a bumbling plumber as her paramour.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Polly Moran
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound.

Directors: Irving Cummings, Buster Keaton, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, J. Edward Bromberg
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The widow Wilson and her daughter Mary have just learned that old Mr. Middleton, who held the mortgage on their home, has passed away. They are now visited by Middleton's lawyer, Cribbs, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Billy Gilbert, Anita Louise, Margaret Hamilton
Free and Easy (1930)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A bumbling manager tries to get a small town beauty contest winner into the movies.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Paris, a stage-struck would-be actor is mistaken for an escaped convict.

Director: Max Nosseck
Stars: Buster Keaton, Madeleine Guitty, Paulette Dubost
Li'l Abner (1940)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Jeff York, Martha O'Driscoll, Mona Ray
Comedy | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An American soldier marooned in Mexico is mistaken for a wife-butchering serial killer.

Director: Jaime Salvador
Stars: Buster Keaton, Luis G. Barreiro, Guillermo Bravo Sosa
Three Ages (1923)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery
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Buster Keaton IN HIS FUNNIEST FEATURE COMEDY

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Later in his life, director Adrian Brunel referred to this film as "The Intruder". It is not known if this was a legitimate working title for the movie, or if he was just not recalling it clearly. See more »

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Remade as Pest from the West (1939) See more »

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Written by George Frank Rubens (as George F. Rubens)
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Look away Keaton fans...
12 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

... as this is one of the few bad films Keaton ever did. After being fired from MGM at the height of the Great Depression, Keaton easily found roles in shorts such as those he did at Educational Pictures, but starring roles were hard to come by. Partly this was because of the Depression itself, partly it was because Keaton was still seen as a silent star, but some of the problem was with the fact that Keaton had a problem with alcohol that was almost suicidal during the early and mid 30's. When this film was made his illness was at its height.

The producer, Sam Spiegel, made some great films in the 1950's. In 1934, however, he was under-financed, inexperienced, and basically did not know what he was doing. There simply was not enough story to fill up a feature length film. Thus we have painfully prolonged scenes such as Lupita Tovar's dance scene at the club near the beginning of the film. Are there funny moments by Buster here? Sure there are, mainly because although Buster did not get writing credit, the story was his own. There's still not enough good material to make up for sitting through all of the padding. To see a recovered Keaton do his best material from this prolonged film in a more appropriate 20 minute short, see the Columbia short "Pest From the West". Both this film and that short are available on DVD.


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