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Battling butler
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
Full screen.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino International Corporation : Film Preservation Associates, 2005.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (71 min.) : sil. with music, b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
The art of Buster Keaton

Art of Buster Keaton.
General Note:
Adapted from the play Battling butler by Stanley Brightman and Austin Melford.

Originally produced in 1926 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Also issued as part of the box set: The art of Buster Keaton.
Battling butler (1926, 71 min.) -- The haunted house / Metro Pictures Corporation ; [presented by] Joseph M. Schenck ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline (1921, 20 min.) -- The frozen north / Joseph M. Schenck presents a First National attraction ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline (1922, 17 min.).
Keaton plays Alfred Butler, a fragile young man sent into the country by his wealthy father to become a man, but who ends up being mistaken for the renowned prizefighter, "Battling" Butler, as a result of a charade to impress a young lady. The haunted house: Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. The frozen north: This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north and mistaken identies cause all sorts of trouble. This film only survives in fragmentary condition and was reproduced from the best available copy.
Geographic Term:
Added Title:
Haunted house.

Frozen north.


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