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The Balloonatic (1923)

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

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 Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Storyline

Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A léghajós See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Buster Keaton Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

After the scene in which she dives onto Buster, Phyllis's camp site inexplicably switches from one side of the river to the other. See more »

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Featured in Day Dreams and the Problems of Missing Film (2011) See more »

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A lesser effort by Keaton
17 March 2001 | by dhoffmanSee all my reviews

With a promising beginning, Keaton finds himself atop a balloon, descends to the basket only to find there is no floor and then uniquely brings the balloon down to ground. What follows are a series of loosely connected and often amusing gags. However, the whole ends up being less than the sum of the individual parts. No compelling strand effectively connects these humorous moments. The movie is worth watching because Keaton's genius always offers the unexpected; it will, however, provoke chuckles rather than laughter.


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