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The Chemist (1936)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 9 October 1936 (USA)
A chemist's brilliant new concoction makes him a target for gangsters.

Director:

Al Christie (uncredited)

Writer:

David Freedman (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Keaton ... Elmer Triple
Marlyn Stuart Marlyn Stuart ... The Girl
Earle Gilbert Earle Gilbert ... The Professor (as Earl Gilbert)
Donald MacBride ... Gangster (as Don McBride)
Herman Lieb Herman Lieb ... Gangster
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A chemist's brilliant new concoction makes him a target for gangsters.

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster, a kémikus See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Educational Films No. 7108. See more »

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What's Not To Like?
20 March 2010 | by frankebeSee all my reviews

This is one of the several very good, very funny sound shorts Keaton made for Educational. Everyone says "Grand Slam Opera" is the best, but "The Chemist" is by far my favorite of the bunch ("The Gold Ghost" would be next in line for me). We need someone to restore and distribute the entire Educational archive. Sony has done us the favor of releasing excellently restored Columbia shorts that Keaton made in the early '40s, and of them, two are practically vintage Keaton, in parts if not whole. If we could see the Educational films in pristine prints I think the series would be a hit. Kino has released them all under the title "Lost Keaton". The picture quality of "The Chemist" is excellent; other titles do not fair so well. For some reason the sound is more poor than the release by LooserThanLoose (where the picture is not good). Check out this film from the Kino release and see what you think.


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