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The Railrodder (1965)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 October 1965 (USA)
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After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

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After reading an newspaper advertisement in the London Times about touring Canada, an elderly Englishman decides to do just that. Following his long walk across the Atlantic Ocean, Keaton travels along the Canadian National Railway tracks on a railway motorcar (speeder), performing a few stunts reminiscent of those in his younger days. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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The gag with Keaton unraveling a newspaper while negotiating a steep bridge is a re-working of a similar gag from Keaton's silent short "The High Sign." Director Gerald Potterton argued with Keaton over the danger of the gag, but eventually Keaton did it his own way with no problems. See more »

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Even in his final days he still had it.
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Buster Keaton was a star in the early days of film, this delightful little piece from 1965 proves he still had that pizazz that makes a great comedy star to till the very end. Falling off London Bridge in England and swimming all the way to Canada is one many funny, great things to be seen in this movie, but I think it really mostly highlights, Canada and it's railroad, plus you get to see the country's scenic beauty and places of the House of Parlament, all along the way and a great Jazz/Country/Bluegrass/Classical score to boot. Let's not forget Buster dodging mighty trains all along the way and doing other crazy stuff.


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