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Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965)

This film is a documentary about the filming of one of Buster Keaton's movies: The Railrodder (1965).

Director:

John Spotton

Writer:

Donald Brittain (commentary)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... Himself
Eleanor Keaton Eleanor Keaton ... Herself
Gerald Potterton Gerald Potterton ... Himself (director of 'The Railrodder')
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... Narrator (voice)
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This film is a documentary about the filming of one of Buster Keaton's movies: The Railrodder (1965).

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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster Keaton bei der Arbeit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The barker car is seen heading from and then heading towards the Liberty Cafe between shots. See more »

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References My Financial Career (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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A Hard Act to Follow
28 July 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

Traveling through Canada while filming the amusing short film 'The Railrodder', Buster Keaton is observed both on and off set in this little seen documentary. Though hardly the most loquacious entertainer, Keaton proves to be an interesting behind-the-camera personality as he debates whether certain scenes in 'The Railrodder' are thrills or gags and as he shares anecdotes about celebrities such as Cecil B. DeMille. The documentary is a tad uneven a ride though (pun intended) as it pulls between focusing on Keaton backstage and recounting Keaton's childhood and initial rise to fame; fascinating a career as Keaton certainly had, the highlights of 'Rides Again' are the scenes of Keaton conversing - and singing. There is also an overload of footage from 'The General' interspersed throughout - no doubt to justify the title as Keaton also rides railway tracks in 'The Railrodder' - but less footage from 'The General' and more from the inventive likes of 'Sherlock Jr.' may have worked better. Flawed as it may be though, 'Rides Again' is an easy film to warm to. While clearly not as healthy and agile as in his prime, Keaton is enthusiastic as ever about finding ways to make his audiences laugh and the candid insight the film offers into his mind at work, always thinking up different ways to find humour in life, truly resonates.


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