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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Steamboat Bill, Jr.
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Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
William Canfield Jr.
Tom McGuire Tom McGuire
J.J. King
Ernest Torrence Ernest Torrence
William 'Steamboat Bill' Canfield
Tom Lewis Tom Lewis
Tom Carter - First and Last Mate
Marion Byron Marion Byron
Kitty King - King's Daughter
James T. Mack James T. Mack

Written by
Carl Harbaugh Carl Harbaugh


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4 years, 7 months ago at Jan 1 8:43
Even though I'm a huge fan of Charlie Chaplin (I basically grew up with the guy), I must confess, I have always been kind of oblivious about Buster Keaton. Indeed, so far I only saw 'The General' which didn't really blow me away (but I definitely need to re-watch it though). Anyway, this was my second movie starring Keaton and I really enjoyed it. Basically, the plot was some kind of typical 'Rome... read more

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1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 23 20:40
No image greater summarizes the artistry of Buster Keaton than his placid, immobile face and body language as the front of a house falls on top of him. The Great Stone Face was as much a character as Chaplin’ Little Tramp, but while the Tramp demanded a lovability and graceful physicality, Keaton’s character was a harder, colder individual. Possessing a greater sense of daring, adventure, and ... read more
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Steamboat Bill is excited that his son (Steamboat Bill Jr.) is coming to visit him. When he does, he tries to turn him into a proper person for working on the boats, while his son resists. Meanwhile, Kitty, a girl that he knows from school in Boston, spots him and introduces him to her father, a rival of Steamboat Bill. He tries to be alone with her, but gets caught several times, and is given a ticket back to Boston. Steamboat Bill gets arrested for unruly conduct (on a condemnation notice of his boat) and it's up to Bill Jr. to rescue his dad - in the middle of a cyclone storm
Release date: 20 May 1928
UPC: 738329013523
Tags: 1920s (9), Silent (7), Comedy (7), 1928 (6), Romance (4), Usa (4), Ship (3), River (3), (2), Father Daughter Relationship (2), Barbershop (2), Classic (2), Drama (2), Action (2), Slapstick (1), Ventriloquist Dummy (1), Class Differences (1), Bread (1), Adventure (1), Family (1)
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