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Keaton, Buster 1895-1966

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The General by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
275 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,072 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
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 950 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
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 853 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
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Charles Riesner ( Visual )
97 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
The navigator by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 609 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 Blvd ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 599 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 )
82 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 561 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
The general Cops ; Playhouse ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Buster Keaton collection ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 450 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
Three ages by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 425 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
Seven chances by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The balloonatic: Buster is carried by hot air from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and again somehow manages to stumble into romance
In the good old summertime ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 400 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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's boy hero rafts down the Mississippi river with slave Jim and meets a bogus king and duke
The saphead ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 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
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Go West by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 307 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
Our hospitality Sherlock Jr. ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherlock Jr. / directed by Buster Keaton. Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joseph Keaton, Ward Crane. Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. 1924 (44 min.)
Keaton plus ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 273 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, a newly-restored 1921 short, and newly discovered footage from two other shorts. 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
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Buster Keaton
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
キートン, バスター
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