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 »
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As a life long Buster Keaton fan, I was excited to see this little known sound feature made in England. It is down right horrible! Even Buster's "A Modern Bluebeard" is better. The plot is barely enough for a two reel comedy. In a remote Spanish village, a jealous husband threatens to kill the next man who flirts with his wife. Of course, that man turns out to be Buster. That's it. Now it takes an hour to tell that story! The production values are so low on this film, that it makes Buster's Educational two reelers look like "A" prestige movies. There is an inept musical number in the middle of this mess which goes on far too long and is definitely there just to pad out the slim pickings of the plot. Buster, as always, is terrific, but there is not enough to support him. This film was remade as a Columbia two reel comedy in 1939; it was called "Pest from the West". This is a wonderfully funny film because it is over in 16 minutes. The slow pacing, shoddy sets, and lackluster direction really kill off "The Invader". I only recommend it to Buster fans who have seen everything else.
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