MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 138,081 this week

Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 240 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

The film is a documentary about the filming of one of Buster Keaton's movies: "The Railrodder (1965)"

Director:

Writer:

(commentary)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 208 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
a list of 296 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 523 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 331 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 97 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965)

Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buster Keaton Rides Again.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Three Ages (1923)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery
Go West (1925)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton
The Goat (1921)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Limelight (1952)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast. This feature also includes the original screen tests of some of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Werner
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Marlon Brando
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A low budget industrial film shot for the Eastman Kodak company in 1963, The Triumph Of Lester Snapwell is a mildly funny film that shows all the troubles of a man named Lester Snapwell (... See full summary »

Director: James Calhoun
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sigrid Nelsson, Nina Varela
Film (1965)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Schneider
Stars: Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen
Neighbors (1920)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
One Week (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A newly wedded couple attempt to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
The Scribe (1966)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: John Sebert
Stars: Buster Keaton, Cec Linder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Arthur Hilton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Harold Goodwin, Eleanor Keaton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Eleanor Keaton ...
Herself
Gerald Potterton ...
Himself (director of 'The Railrodder')
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Kane ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The film is a documentary about the filming of one of Buster Keaton's movies: "The Railrodder (1965)"

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buster Keaton bei der Arbeit  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The running time of this documentary is more than double the length of the film that it profiles. See more »

Goofs

The barker car is seen heading from and then heading towards the Liberty Cafe between shots. See more »

Connections

References The Butcher Boy (1917) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Essential candid footage of Keaton at work and at play
5 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Railrodder is an interesting and funny silent short Keaton made in 1964 in which he travels - rather accidentally - via a tiny motorized rail car from the East coast to the West coast of Canada as part of a Canadian travelogue. Meant to be just one of the various industrial films Keaton starred in late in his career, it turned out to be much more than that. This is because filmmaker John Spotton decided to "film the filming of" the Railrodder and thus make a documentary - "Buster Keaton Rides Again". As a result, we get rare - maybe the only - footage of Keaton at work as he comes up with gags, fights for his ideas when the director thinks a particular stunt is too dangerous, and as he basically co-directs by placing a group of workmen where he thinks they should be in a particular shot. We also get to see Keaton at rest and at play - his passion for bridge and baseball, his shyness around large crowds when he is honored by a town he is passing through, and the adorable relationship he had with his third wife Eleanor as she insists that he lie down and rest after a busy day and his response is "I should sell her".

The short and documentary were shot in the autumn of 1964, just some 16 or so months before Keaton's death in February 1966 from lung cancer. A few of Keaton's coughing fits captured on the documentary are thus somewhat sadly prophetic of what is soon to come. Thus this documentary is essential viewing for any Keaton fan because we get to see him as he was at the end of his life - a happy man who still insisted on putting out the best work he could after 65 years in show business.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
great doc teejay6682
Discuss Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?