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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

70 min - Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance - 14 February 1928
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Foppish college boy William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton) returns home to visit his riverboat captain father, who disapproves of the lad's effete ways, in this silent comedy. Dad tries to teach his reluctant junior the business, but matters really come to a head when young Bill falls for the daughter of his father's arch rival, his dad gets arrested, and a hurricane approaches. Classic Keaton gags abound, including the famous falling house front scene.

Director:  Buster Keaton, Charles Reisner

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Foppish college boy William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton) returns home to visit his riverboat captain father, who disapproves of the lad's effete ways, in this silent comedy. Dad tries to teach his reluctant junior the business, but matters really come to a head when young Bill falls for the daughter of his father's arch rival, his dad gets arrested, and a hurricane approaches. Classic Keaton gags abound, including the famous falling house front scene.


Collections: 1920s, Buster Keaton, Silents

Tagline: The Laugh Special of the Age. See It.

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Language:  English
Release Date:  14 February 1928

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Buster Keaton Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 10 min

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