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The Railrodder (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 2 October 1965 (USA)
After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

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Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Storyline

After reading an newspaper advertisement in the London Times about touring Canada, an elderly Englishman decides to do just that. Following his long walk across the Atlantic Ocean, Keaton travels along the Canadian National Railway tracks on a railway motorcar (speeder), performing a few stunts reminiscent of those in his younger days. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

None

Release Date:

2 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Railroader See more »

Filming Locations:

Entrance, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Silent

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The gag with Keaton unraveling a newspaper while negotiating a steep bridge is a re-working of a similar gag from Keaton's silent short "The High Sign." Director Gerald Potterton argued with Keaton over the danger of the gag, but eventually Keaton did it his own way with no problems. See more »

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Buster does Canada, coast to coast, in a one man train car.
18 September 1998 | by fester-5See all my reviews

This was pure Buster. Although it was not a silent film, there was no dialog, and the feel was like one of his best silent features, The General (1927). This was a fine movie and perhaps his last performance in his old style.


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