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Neighbors (1920)

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 (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton), Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline)
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Buster Keaton ... The Boy
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Storyline

The Romeo and Juliet story played out in a tenement neighborhood with Buster and Virginia's families hating each other over the fence separating their buildings. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backyard See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 18955 delivered on 1923. See more »

Quotes

His Father: He's my son and I'll break his neck any way I please!
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Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975) See more »

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Very Entertaining, With a Little of Everything
18 July 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

"Neighbors" is a very entertaining Buster Keaton short comedy featuring some hilarious slapstick and some good stunts. It takes place in a tenement complex, with Buster and Virginia Fox playing young lovers who live in buildings separated by a wooden fence. Their families don't like each other, and do what they can to undermine the romance, but without success. It's very funny right from the beginning, with Buster and Virginia slipping love notes through a knothole in the fence, and having them intercepted by one parent after another. There are lots of slapstick antics, and one of the funniest wedding scenes you will see. There are also some good stunts and brief chase scenes - in other words, a little bit of everything that Keaton was known for. It would probably be best appreciated by those who are already fans, but if you enjoy Keaton, don't miss this one.


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