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The Timid Young Man (1935)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  25 October 1935 (USA)
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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

25 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il giovane timido  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was the only collaboration between Mack Sennett and Buster Keaton. See more »


Milton's Fiancée: [on their wedding day] Milton! Do you know what today is?
Milton's Fiancée: Tuesday?
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A rare pairing but a not particularly good short film.
28 June 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the mid-1930s, Buster Keaton left MGM. This was not a bad thing, as the studio seemed to have no idea how to use this comic and put him in progressively worse films--culminating with him being paired with Jimmy Durante--the worst possible pairing, as the two had diametrically opposed styles. So, when the began making films for tiny Educational Studios, the films could only get better--though they still were not nearly as good as the films he made in the 1920s for Paramount.

This short comedy marks an interesting milestone. It's the first and only time that Mack Sennett (who used to own Keystone Studios) directs Buster Keaton. For that reason alone, it's worth a look but be advised that both Keaton and Sennett had seen better days in the prior decades. In addition, one of the old Sennett villains (frequently with Chaplin), Tiny Sandford, is in the film as well. Unfortunately, this rare combination of talent did not equate to an especially good film nor a funny one. I could try to explain the plot but frankly it never made much sense nor did it make me laugh even once. Sad.

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