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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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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 »

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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 L'Art de Buster Keaton (2001) See more »

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Funny keaton, but no "The General"
5 March 2004 | by sebaveron2001See all my reviews

This is the only short feature of Buster Keaton's I have seen, it is funnier than I thought, what with the bear chases and the hot air baloon. However, it didn't seem as sophisticated, clever or as funny as "The General" or "Our Hospitality", it was lacking the usual clever, knowing edge of silent films e.g. Sunrise, The Kid. Which has now been replaced by CGI. Saying ll that, some of the stunts in it are extremely cool and really funny, perhaps the best introduction to Keaton. It is available on "Seven Chances" and on "Buster Keaton Shorts (Volume 1), along with Convict 22 and other things.

Good, not brilliant, ****/****


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