Silent comedy masterpieces of Buster Keaton are accompanied by Dennis James on the mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Steamboat Bill, Jr (1928) Rough, gruff Steamboat Bill awaits the arrival of his long-unseen son-who turns out to be a dandified Buster, (complete with ukelele and beret). It’s up to Buster to prove that he is worthy of the name Steamboat Bill, Jr. This film contains one of the most iconic scenes in film history: while fleeing a cyclone, the entire front of a house falls over, but Buster remains safe, thanks to an open window. “ With Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis, Tom McGuire, Marion Byron. Directed by Charles F. Reisner. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Carl Harbaugh. Photographed by Dev Jennings, Bert Haines. Buster Keaton Productions. Running time: 111 mins.
The High Sign (silent short, 1921) Buster is hired by a gang to be a hit man… and is then hired by his target to be his bodyguard. With Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety.
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