Keaton, Buster 1895-1966
Most widely held works about Buster Keaton
Most widely held works by Buster Keaton
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door.
The General ( Visual )
157 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
A comedy about a young southerner who repeatedly tried to enlist in the Confederate Army but who was refused because he was of more value to the cause as the engineer of The General.
Around the world in 80 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 926 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 ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and French and held by 784 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.
The general Cops ; Playhouse ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 715 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.
Our hospitality ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and held by 694 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.
My wonderful world of slapstick by Buster Keaton ( Book )
22 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Steamboat Bill, Jr ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 543 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.
Buster Keaton collection ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 439 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.
College ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 399 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 The playhouse ; Cops ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Remastered version of the Keaton classic in which he plays an engineer unable to register for service during the Civil War because he is needed to run his train. Instead, he inadvertently becomes a hero without enlisting.
Seven chances ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 371 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.
In the good old summertime ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 350 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's boy hero rafts down the Mississippi river with slave Jim and meets a bogus king and duke.
Three ages ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 330 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 navigator ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1924 and 1999 in English and held by 317 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.
Battling Butler ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and held by 301 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.
Our hospitality Sherlock Jr ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Our hospitality / directed by Buster Keaton and Jack Blystone. Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts, Joe Keaton, Ralph Bushman, Craig Ward. A New York man (Keaton) returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. 1923 (75 min.).
The saphead ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 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.
The art of Buster Keaton ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Three silent comedies (one feature length and two shorts) starring Buster Keaton.
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Keaton, Joseph, 1895-1966
Keaton, Joseph F. 1895-1966
Keaton, Joseph Francis, 1895-1966
Keaton, Joseph Frank, 1895-1966
Keaton, Joseph Francis 1895-1966
Keaton, Joseph Frank 1895-1966
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Multiple languages (27)
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