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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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Buster demonstrates he hasn't lost the old magic.
2 May 2001 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Sad, in a way. Here's the greatest comedian of the silent era (sorry, Chaplin fans, but you're just wrong, okay?) showing that he can still cut it, never mind how old he might be.

Film appears to be an advert for Canada (probably is), but is still a joy. A endless series of inspired sight-gags as Buster sails calmly through the wilderness on a railroad buggy. The dexterity, poise and, above all, quiet dignity of the man shine through.

Pity the world forgot about him for so long.


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