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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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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Liebesnest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Buster Keaton Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (reconstructed)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

All of the names listed on the clipboard as the ship's crew were contemporary comedians/actors. 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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Featured in Day Dreams and the Problems of Missing Film (2011) See more »

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There are good moments, but it's a lesser effort.
19 March 2001 | by dhoffmanSee all my reviews

Perhaps it is the clichéd framework of the film that puts me off; perhaps Keaton is not quite as ingenious in this film as in others. Whatever, `The Love Nest' lacks the effervescence of many of Keaton's shorts. He is quite innovative in some scenes, the best his being caught with a rifle in his hands; without losing pace, he proceeds to go out and shoot a fish. This is part of his true mastery, salvaging a situation with hilarious results. Joe Roberts, who appears in several Keaton films, is good as the sinister whaling captain.


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