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Keaton, Buster 1895-1966

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The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

546 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. "Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Mathew Brady Civil War photograph," wrote film historian David Robinson, "No one - not even Griffith or Huston and certainly not Fleming (Gone With the Wind) - caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did."--cover
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

74 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1914 London, the film stars Chaplin as an aging music hall comic who's convinced he can no longer move people to laughter. But he gets a final opportunity to shine when he saves a young, equally desperate ballet dancer from suicide, then guides her to triumph on the stage
Around the world in 80 days by Buzz Kulik( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

70 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

56 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company." -- Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

84 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

19 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Norma Desmond, an aging film queen, who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom, and of Joe Gillis, a screenwriter who comes to her aid when she takes him in
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )

113 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

37 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbors: Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

61 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

31 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
In the good old summertime( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical remake of 'Shop around the corner' involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

39 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

42 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie
The adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's boy hero rafts down the Mississippi river with slave Jim and meets a bogus king and duke
Keaton plus by Buster Keaton( Visual )

13 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights include home movie footage of Keaton in Paris and on the set, scenes from a never-completed Cinemascope musical, excerpts from the rare TV series "Life with Buster Keaton", his first dramatic role, two 1930s shorts, commercials, excerpts from his appearance TV and a newly-restored 1921 short. Film historian John Bengtson has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more
Beach blanket bingo by William Asher( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach blanket bingo: A motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane. She is managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei
Buster Keaton : interviews by J.-P Lebel( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadcast by KPFA, Berkeley, Calif., and affiliated stations
My wonderful world of slapstick by Buster Keaton( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate, personal story of Buster Keaton's private and professional life
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Baster Kiton

Basters Kītons

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Frigo 1895-1966

Keaton, Buster

Keaton, Joseph

Keaton, Joseph 1895-1966

Keaton, Joseph F.

Keaton, Joseph F. 1895-1966

Keaton, Joseph Francis.

Keaton Joseph Francis 1895-1966

Keaton, Joseph Frank

Keaton Joseph Frank 1895-1966

Μπάστερ Κίτον

Бастер Китон

Бастер Кітон

Бъстър Кийтън

Китон, Бастер

Բաստեր Քիթոն

באסטר קיטון

باستر كيتون

باستر کیتون بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

बस्टर कीटन

বুস্টার কিটন

ബസ്റ്റർ കീറ്റൻ

บัสเตอร์ คีตัน

버스터 키턴

キートン, バスター



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