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The Invader (1936)

 -  Comedy  -  2 January 1936 (USA)
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Lupita Tovar ...
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Esme Percy ...
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Buster Keaton IN HIS FUNNIEST FEATURE COMEDY

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Lupita Tovar nearly drowned in an accident on the set when she fell into the water. Seeing this, Buster Keaton jumped in to rescue her, but instead began to struggle as well. One of the crew members had to dive in and save them both. See more »

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Featured in Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) See more »

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Written by George Frank Rubens (as George F. Rubens)
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Unbelievably Bad
10 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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