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The Love Nest (1923)

Unrated | | Short, Comedy | March 1923 (USA)
In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.

Directors:

Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline (uncredited)

Writers:

Buster Keaton, Jeffrey Vance (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... Buster Keaton
Joe Roberts ... Captain of the Whaler
Virginia Fox Virginia Fox ... The Girl
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Storyline

Buster bids goodbye to Virginia and all women, sailing away in his "Cupid." Later, without food or water, he is taken on board "The Love Nest" which has a very mean captain. A crewman who spills coffee on the captain's hand is thrown overboard. So is anyone else who bothers the captain. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Liebesnest See more »

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Runtime:

| (reconstructed)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Buster Keaton's final silent short film. See more »

Quotes

Himself: (to the pirates) Men, I am now your captain. I will raise your pay and get you an insurance policy!
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Some Funny Moments & A Clever Finale
31 August 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This short comedy is less polished than Keaton's best features, but it has some very funny moments, with a good finale that is clever and also suggestive. Keaton and the supporting cast pull of most of the gag ideas quite well. The setting might offer more limited possibilities than do many of Keaton's other short features, but they seem to have gotten the most out of the material.

The story opens with Buster, depressed because of romantic difficulties, setting off in a tiny boat to get away from it all, leading to many unexpected developments. Joe Roberts is well-cast as Buster's antagonist, and there are some amusing confrontations between the two. Virginia Fox also helps out.

Buster pulls off some good morbid gags, with his deadpan style serving well in making them work. There are also a number of nice subtle humorous touches. Most Keaton fans should enjoy this one.


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