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Pest from the West (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 16 June 1939 (USA)
A millionaire vacationing in Mexico falls for a local girl and sets out to win her.

Director:

Del Lord

Writer:

Clyde Bruckman (original screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Keaton ... Sir
Lorna Gray ... Conchita
Gino Corrado ... Martino
Richard Fiske ... Ferdinand the Bullfighter
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Storyline

A rich Yank docks his yacht in Mexico and steps ashore for adventure. Meanwhile, Conchita, the local beauty, accepts an engagement ring from the hot-headed Martino, who promises to kill any man who gains her favors. Conchita already has another boyfriend, Ferdinand the bull fighter. They conspire to find a gull, she'll pretend he is her new boyfriend, Martino will kill him and be arrested, and she'll be free to be with Ferdinand. Their mark is none other than our rich gringo who's already fallen for Conchita. He's an innocent abroad; what chance does he have? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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mexico | yacht | millionaire | remake | See All (4) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster som turist See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Buster Keaton's first two-reeler for Columbia Pictures. See more »

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In the opening sequence with Keaton on his yacht, the reflection of the boom mic is visible on the glass window on the cabin door. See more »

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Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

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One of Keaton's Worst
25 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Pest from the West (1940)

* (out of 4)

Buster Keaton's first short for Columbia is one of his worst. He plays a millionaire who sails to Mexico where he falls in love with a woman but what he doesn't know is that she has a psychotic boyfriend who will kill anyone. It goes without saying but this is an incredibly horrid short that doesn't feature a single laugh in it. This is a reworked version of Keaton's also horrible The Invader so neither version is really worth viewing. This is an incredibly lazy short as the same gags are used over and over throughout the film. The jokes weren't funny the first time around and they're even worse on the fifth time. These jokes include Keaton falling into the water as well as putting on the wrong outfit for Mexico.


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