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Our Hospitality (1923)

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A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Directors:

John G. Blystone (as Jack Blystone), Buster Keaton

Writers:

Jean C. Havez (story) (as Jean Havez), Clyde Bruckman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... Willie McKay - 21 Years Old
Natalie Talmadge ... Virginia Canfield
Joe Roberts ... Joseph Canfield
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Canfield's 1st Son (as Ralph Bushman)
Monte Collins ... The Parson
Craig Ward ... Canfield's 2nd Son
Joe Keaton ... The Engineer
Kitty Bradbury Kitty Bradbury ... The Aunt
Buster Keaton Jr. ... Willie McKay - 1 Year Old
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Storyline

After her husband John McKay is killed in an ongoing feud with the Canfield family, a woman takes her baby boy Willie to her sister's house in New York hoping he will never know of the feud with the Canfields. Twenty years later Willie is a grown man and he receives a letter saying he has inherited his father's estate and must travel to his family home to take possession. On the train there he meets a beautiful young woman and falls in love only to learn that she's a Canfield. He accepts her invitation to dinner and quickly realizes that the Canfield men won't kill him while he's in their home. His plan to stay there as a permanent guest is short-lived and the Canfields are soon after him. Written by garykmcd

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The greatest seven reel comedy ever film on the screen. (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When the donkey refuses to move from the rail tracks, the engineer and others curve the tracks around him. The long shot that shows the train moving past the donkey, however, shows the tracks back in a straight line. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Canfield: Jim - I've been trying to forget this fued-why can't you do the same?
James Canfield: No! - I came a long way to kill him-and I'm going to do it tonight!
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Alternate Versions

In 1995, Film Preservation Associates, Inc. copyrighted a 73-minute version of this film with a music score compiled by Donald Hunsberger. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Silent Classics (1990) See more »

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Amazing!
26 October 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Nineteenth Century, there is a feud between the McKay and Canfield families in the country of the United States of America. When John McKay is killed, his wife sends their one years old baby Willie to New York to be raised by her sister. Twenty years later, Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) returns to claim for his family state. Along the train travels, he meets a young lady and they fall in love for each other. However, she is the youngest Canfield and her family has not forgotten the quarrel against the McKays.

"Our Hospitality" is amazing even in the present days. Without use of computer, as the present generation has accustomed to see on the screen, Buster Keaton participates of fantastic timing scenes using his physical capability, such as in the waterfall, or in the train water-tank. Further, there is a very interesting scenario, showing the crossroad between Broadway and Forty-Second Streets in New York based on a 1830 painting. Willie's dog, his bicycle and the funny train are other attractions of this great movie. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Nossa Hospitalidade" ("Our Hospitality")


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

13 December 1923 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Truckee River, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1995 alternate) | (copy with French titles at Brussels Musée du Cinéma) | (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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