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Steamboat Bill, Jr. [DVD]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In STEAMBOAT BILL, JR., Buster Keaton plays the mild-mannered son of a steamboat captain caught in the middle of the bitter rivalry between his father and another Mississippi riverboat owner. This silent classic contains the famous stunt in which a cyclone blows down a two-story wall over Keaton who passes unharmed through an open window.
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  • Credits
    Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron
  • Critic Reviews
    "[T]he film is still clearly the work of a master, and the temperance of the storytelling is more than classical -- it's novelistic, favouring ambience and character over what-happens-next."
    Sight and Sound

    "A lot of things come down during the climax of STEAMBOAT BILL, JR., including most of the Mississippi river town (actually Sacramento) where the story is set. Struck by a cyclone, the building around Keaton collapse or are torn away, yet he remains strangely unmoved..."
    New York Times

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