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A sketch I saw from this show had Buster recreating a scene he did with Charlie Chaplin whom the host had also performed with
tavm from Baton Rouge, LA
27 July 2009
I'm reviewing this show because of a segment on it that is available on
the DVD Buster Keaton collection called "Industrial Strength Keaton".
It is called "The Concert" and it originally appeared in Charlie
Chaplin's Limelight where Buster Keaton first played his pianist role
to Chaplin's violinist. Here Martha Raye, who previously appeared with
the former Tramp in Monsieur Verdoux, takes his role. I haven't seen
Limelight so I don't know how different this is from the film version
but I thought this was a pretty amusing if not hilarious depiction of a
concert performance. During the same year of this show, Paul Winchell
had hosted a short-lived variety program called "Circus Time" (a show
not listed on IMDb) that Buster had also guested on. That time, he
played a wallpaper displayer with a partner. His wife, Eleanor, had a
bit part as a woman whom Buster accidentally undresses her skirt.
Another amusing, if not hilarious sketch, though I thought the ending
was pretty good. This was also on the "Industrial Strength Keaton" DVD.
Both are worth a look for Keaton enthusiasts.
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