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2 January 1936 (USA)  »

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An Old Spanish Custom  »

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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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Starlight
Written by George Frank Rubens (as George F. Rubens)
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The Invader (or An Old Spanish Custom) is one of Buster Keaton's lesser films
28 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Of all the items culled for the "Industrial Strength Keaton" DVD collection, this was not only the worst looking one because of a bad print but, quality-wise, there's hardly any comedy even with The Great Stone Face's presence, and the music numbers just show how padded this feature called An Old Spanish Custom (at least here in the U.S.) is. It's not that there aren't any good gags here-like when Buster sings "In An Old Spanish Town" while some fruit drops on his head-it's just they come at arbitrary points and you have to wade through a lot of plot-related dialogue that is just performed monotonously to get to them. Also, Buster doesn't have too much motivation for his character so I don't find myself feeling for him here. Still, anything featuring the legendary comic is at least worth a look at least once so there you are...


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