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Author: Buster KeatonCharles LamontMichael McCarthyEdward ClineArthur HiltonAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, ©2005.
Series: Art of Buster Keaton.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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In this exclusive collection of cinematic treasures, Kino on video, pays homage to the lesser-known works of the screen's most inventive comedian. 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. Also features Ten girls  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Buster Keaton; Charles Lamont; Michael McCarthy; Edward Cline; Arthur Hilton; Joseph M Schenck; E W Hammons; Lance Comfort; Clyde Bruckman; Paul Gerard Smith; Ernest Pagano; Ewart Adamson; Larry Marcus; Elgin Lessley; Dwight Warren; Kenneth Talbot; Peter Pitt; Neil Brand; Bretton Byrd; Duncan Sutherland; William R Fox; Karl Zint; Virginia Fox; Joe Roberts; Bull Montana; Harold Goodwin; Matthew Betz; Bud Jamison; Betty André; Dorothy Sebastian; George Lewis; Harry Myers; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; James Hayter; Carl Jaffe; Lynn Cole; Geoffrey Keen; Orson Welles; Lillian Gish; Gloria Swanson; John Bengston; Metro Pictures Corporation.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Educational Pictures (Firm); Rohauer Collection.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 535814354
Language Note: Silent films with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Notes: Special features included.
Also issued as part of the box set: The art of Buster Keaton.
Special features: Short films featuring footage discovered since the original release of The art of Buster Keaton; Television films; Commercials; Home movies; "Silent echoes" interactive tour by John Bengston; Photo gallery (Family photos, Portraits, Production stills, Special effects, The later years); Tributes.
Credits: Hard luck: Restored from the Rohauer Collection ; photographed by Elgin Lessley ; music, Neil Brand. Jail bait: Photographed by Dwight Warren ; sound by William R. Fox. Allez oop: Photographed by Dwight Warren ; sound by Karl Zint. The awakening: Music composed & directed by Bretton Byrd ; director of photography, Ken Talbot ; editor, Peter Pitt ; art director, Duncan Sutherland.
Cast: Buster Keaton, (Hard luck) Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana, (Jail bait) Harold Goodwin, Mathew Betz, Bud Jamison, Betty Andre, (Allez oop) Dorothy Sebastian, George Lewis, Harry Myers, The Flying Escalantes, (The awakening) Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (presenter), James Hayter, Carl Jaffe, Lynne Cole, Geoffrey Keen.
Description: 1 videodisc (210 min.) : sd. and sil., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Hard luck / Metro Pictures Corp. ; [presented by] Joseph Schenck ; written and directed by Buster Keaton (1921, restored version) --
Daydreams (1922, excerpt) --
The love nest (1923, excerpt) --
Jail bait / Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation ; Educational Pictures ; [presented by] E.W. Hammons ; directed by Charles Lamont ; story by Paul Gerard Smith (1937) --
Allez oop / E.W. Hammons presents an Educational Star Comedy special ; directed by Charles Lamont ; story, Ernest Pagano, Ewart Adamson (1937) --
Ten girls ago (1962, excerpt, 32 min.) --
The awakening / screenplay by Larry Marcus ; produced by Lance Comfort ; directed by Michael McCarthy (1954) --
Life with Buster Keaton / Clyde Bruckman Productions ; directors, Eddie Cline, Arthur Hilton. Detective story ; Gymnasium story ; The time machine ; The haunted house (1951 excerpts) --
Commercials. Phillips 66 ; Shamrock oil ; Kodak ; Behind the scenes ; Simon Pure Beer --
Home movies. Filming "The general" (1926) ; Keaton in Paris ; Interview with Keaton --
Silent echoes --
Photographs --
Tributes. This is your life (1957, excerpts) ; Orson Welles introduces The general ; Lillian Gish introduces College ; Gloria Swanson introduces The general.
Series Title: Art of Buster Keaton.
Other Titles: Hard luck.
Jail bait.
Allez oop.
Ten girls ago.
Awakening.
Life with Buster Keaton.
Responsibility: Kino International.

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In this exclusive collection of cinematic treasures, Kino on video, pays homage to the lesser-known works of the screen's most inventive comedian. 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. Also features Ten girls ago, a musical never completed or released providing the opportunity for Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr and Eddie Foy, Jr. to make a comeback with the help of pop star Dion. The short rough cut was assembled to court potential investors.

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