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Buster Keaton Productions

Overview
Works: 39 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 1,464 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Short films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Slapstick comedy films  College life films  Chase films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
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Most widely held works by Buster Keaton Productions
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 709 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
Seven chances( Visual )

9 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Charles Riesner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928): Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. Convict 13 (1920): Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. Daydreams (1922): Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go west (1925): Heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, a hapless young man idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny, with hilarious results; The scarecrow (1920): Follow the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady; The paleface (1921): Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
College : the electric house ; hard luck ; the blacksmith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College (1927): Keaton is a college freshman who tries to impress a coed by attacking various endeavors, with disastrous results. The Electric house (1922): Keaton turns an ordinary house into an automated funhouse. Hard luck (1921): Keaton attempts suicide when he finds he can't fit in with society. The Blacksmith (1922): Keaton as a blacksmith whose shop is a source of mechanical mayhem
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General (1926) (75 min): Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee, young Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war when Union spies steal his cherished locomotive The General. In doing so Keaton faces hijackers, an errant cannon, and finishes the film with the most expensive scene in silent cinema with an actual locomotive plunging into a river. Exact in almost every detail The General has been called a living Matthew Brady photograph and was one of first films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 20 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
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In College, Keaton plays a college freshman who tries out for a variety of college sports in order to impress the girl of his dreams. Mechanical mayhem is wrought in the short films, The electric house and The blacksmith. In Hard luck, a suicidal man makes one final effort to fit in with society at a swank country club
The electric house( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buster Keaton is graduating from college but the diplomas get switched so instead of a degree in botany, he is presented a degree in electrical engineering. Before he can explain the mix-up, the dean of the college hires him to re-wire his home while he and his family are away on a two-week vacation. Keaton takes the job and, through the help of a book called "Electricity Made Easy", he wires the dean's home with all sorts of wonderful new gadgets. Things go wrong when the true electrical engineer graduate sneaks into the dean's house and switches some wiring around
One week by Edward Cline( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buster Keaton stars in this silent classic as an innocent butterfly collector who stumbles into the middle of a land dispute between some greedy oil men and the Native American tribe who occupies the land. When the tribe vows to kill the first "paleface" who enters their village, our butterfly collector is the unfortunate target. After surviving a burning at the stake due to some hilarious acrobatics and some fire-resistant clothing, the butterfly collector is made a member of the tribe and assists them in foiling the plans of the oil men
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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
Buster Keaton collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the independent short and feature silent films produced between 1920 and 1928, the sound short films produced for Educational Pictures, and many bonus features
Charlie Chaplin episodes ; Buster Keaton episodes( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electric house (1922) Buster is hired to electrify the Dean's house, but all his devices go haywire
Speak easily by Edward Sedgwick( Visual )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speak easily: A serious-minded professor inherits $700,000 and decides to cut loose and see the world. Steamboat Bill, Jr.: The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew
The balloonatic by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting an amusement park, Buster the city slicker follows a pretty girl into the Tunnel of Love and, and in short order, finds himself a captive in a runaway hot air balloon. Swept away to an alpine Eden, he is pleasantly surprised to encounter a lovely Swiss girl camping alone. This is one of Keaton's early short films, the sight gags, romance, and impending calamaties, combined with Keaton's unyielding stone face sets the pattern for Keaton's later work. Unlike his greatest competitor Charlie Chaplin, Keaton fully immersed himself in the process of filmmaking looking for new ways to use the cinema to enhance his visual gags. Keaton's use of split screen in his film The Playhouse allowed him to play all the instruments in an orchestra while simultaneously applauding as a member of the audience
The art of Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1924 and 1927 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation de quatre films comiques interprétés et/ou co-réalisés par Buster Keaton : COLLEGE (66 min., 1927, réal. : James W. Horne). Un collégien doit exceller dans tous les sports pour conquérir sa belle. THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (23 min., 1922, réal. : Keaton et Eddie Cline). Buster voulant moderniser sa résidence, en arrive à tout électrifier. HARD LUCK (22 min., 1921, réal. : Keaton et Eddie Cline). Un homme fatigué de vivre veut en finir, mais toutes ses tentatives sont des échecs. THE BLACKSMITH (21 min., 1922, réal. : Keaton et Mal St. Clair). Parodie de l'efficacité rurale alors qu'un forgeron recourt aux techniques du travail à la chaîne pour le ferrage des chevaux
The art of Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1925 and 1928 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation de trois films comiques interprétés et/ou co-réalisés par Buster Keaton : STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (69 min., 1928, réal. : Charles F. Reisner). Rivalité entre un modeste capitaine de bateau à vapeur et King, le banquier riche qui veut s'accaparer le monopole du trafic portuaire. Le capitaine compte sur son fils pour le défendre mais celui-ci se présente en jeune collégien dandy. Un cyclone inattendu rétabliera la justice. CONVICT 13 (20 min., 1920, réal. : Keaton et Eddie Cline). Prisonnier promis à l'exécution, Buster s'évade costumé en gardien de prison. DAYDREAMS (22 min., 1922, réal. : Keaton et Eddie Cline). Se cherchant un emploi, Buster s'essaie à tout-- assistant vétérinaire, balayeur de rues, acteur... Bande sonore musicale
Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plot summary for The general: When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly, straight through enemy lines; plot summary for Steamboat Bill, Jr.: The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain joins his father's crew
Sherlock Jr. ; and, Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
La Casa encantada( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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