Buster Keaton Filmography

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Buster Keaton Filmography

Thinking about Buster Keaton Filmography, there is no limit to the directors talking about this idea. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Sherlock Jr.
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly
Rated Passed

Sherlock Jr. is a silent comedy film released in 1924, directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film follows the adventures of young projectionist, Sherlock Jr. (Keaton), as he dreams of becoming a great detective. After being framed for a crime he didn't commit, Sherlock Jr. must find the true culprits and clear his name. In order to do this, he uses his knowledge of film editing and projection to enter into the movie world and solve the case from within. Along the way, he faces various comical obstacles, from being attacked by a gang of bandits to entering a dream world of abstract images. In the end, Sherlock Jr. manages to prove his innocence and win the heart of the girl he loves.

The General (1926)

The General
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley
Rated Passed

The General is a 1926 silent comedy-drama directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton. It follows the exploits of a Southern railroad engineer, Johnnie Gray (Keaton), after the outbreak of the American Civil War. Johnnie is rejected by the Confederate army, but is determined to prove his courage and patriotism by recapturing a Union train and rescuing his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). Along the way, Johnnie must battle Union soldiers, river rapids and various other obstacles as he strives to complete his mission. The General is widely considered one of the greatest silent films of all time and has been praised for its inventive visuals and thrilling action sequences.

One Week (1920)

One Week
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Rated TV-G

One Week is a silent comedy film from 1920 directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton. It follows newlyweds Sylvester (Keaton) and Honey (Sybil Seely) as they move into a prefabricated house. The house comes with an instruction manual, and Sylvester is determined to assemble it in one week. However, a jealous rival neighbor (Joe Roberts) wants to sabotage him, and sends a series of increasingly absurd obstacles in his way. These include a bull, a runaway train, a flood, and a tornado. Sylvester perseveres and manages to assemble the house in the allotted time, but in the process the house is destroyed. In the end, Sylvester and Honey are able to move into their new home, despite the chaos and destruction. The film is notable for its inventive use of special effects and visual gags, as well as its darkly comic take on marriage.

The Cameraman (1928)

The Cameraman
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey
Rated Passed

The Cameraman is a classic silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton. The film follows the adventures of Buster Keaton’s character, Buster, who dreams of becoming a newsreel cameraman. He buys an old camera from a pawn shop and sets off to become a cameraman, determined to make it big. Along the way, he embarks on a series of hilarious misadventures, all the while trying to win the heart of the girl of his dreams. His ambition eventually leads him to capture a sensational story that will make him famous. The Cameraman is a fast-paced and funny film that showcases Buster Keaton’s unique physical comedy skills.

The Scarecrow (1920)

The Scarecrow
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog, Joe Keaton
Rated Not Rated

The Scarecrow is a 1920 silent comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton. The film follows Keaton as a farmhand who is in love with the farmer's daughter and is trying to win her affections. When the farmer discovers her feelings for him, he orders him away. Keaton then tramps the countryside and stumbles upon a castle owned by a mad scientist. He then teams up with a scarecrow that was brought to life by the scientist. Together, they must stop the mad scientist's evil plans and rescue the farmer's daughter. Along the way, Keaton performs some of his trademark daredevil stunts and physical comedy. The film showcases Keaton's brilliant acrobatic skills alongside his trademark deadpan facial expressions. The Scarecrow is a classic film of the silent era and a must-see for Buster Keaton fans.

Seven Chances (1925)

Seven Chances
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards
Rated Passed

Seven Chances is a 1925 silent movie directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The movie follows the story of Jimmie Shannon (Keaton), a young lawyer who discovers that he will inherit a fortune if he is married by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday (which is the very same day). Jimmie embarks on a mad quest to find a bride, leading to a wild chase through the countryside. Along the way, he must evade a mob of angry brides-to-be who are eager to get their hands on the money. The movie features several innovative stunts and comic gags, cementing Keaton's reputation as an acclaimed director and actor.

Our Hospitality (1923)

Our Hospitality
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts
Rated Passed

Our Hospitality is a 1923 comedy directed by John G. Blystone and Buster Keaton. In the film, Willie McKay (Keaton) travels from New York to the South to claim his inheritance, the McKay homestead. Upon his arrival, Willie learns he is in the middle of a long-standing family feud between the McKays and the Canfields. With the help of his newfound love, Virginia Canfield (Natalie Talmadge), Willie must make peace between the two families and survive the dangers of the feud. Along the way, Willie encounters many comical obstacles and even some danger, as the family feud puts his life in jeopardy. Through his wit and resilience, Willie manages to make peace between the two families and live to see another day.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Steamboat Bill, Jr.
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis
Rated Not Rated

Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 silent comedy directed by Charles Reisner and starring Buster Keaton. The film follows the story of Steamboat Bill (Ernest Torrence), an old-fashioned riverboat captain who is expecting his son, William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton), to join him in his trade. After a brief reunion, Steamboat Bill is disappointed to find that his son is a refined city boy, and the two are constantly at odds. Meanwhile, Steamboat Bill’s rival, Captain Keeler (Tom McGuire), is trying to put him out of business by building a new, modern riverboat. With the help of his son, Steamboat Bill is able to save his riverboat and business. The film culminates in a spectacular cyclone that destroys the town. Steamboat Bill and his son are able to save the day and win the respect of each other in the process.

The Goat (1921)

The Goat
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair, starring Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Malcolm St. Clair
Rated Not Rated

The Goat is a 1921 silent comedy starring Buster Keaton as a young man who is mistaken for a notorious criminal. After he is arrested and released, he is pursued by the police and an angry mob. In order to escape, he must enlist the help of a friendly goat to help him get away. Along the way, he must also find a way to outwit a rival suitor who is trying to win the affections of the woman he loves. The Goat is a classic example of Keaton's physical comedy and his mastery of the slapstick genre.

Neighbors (1920)

Neighbors
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jack Duffy, The Flying Escalantes

Neighbors is a 1920 silent comedy directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton. It is a light-hearted comedy about two families who have a long-standing rivalry and live next door to each other. When one family's son, Buster, falls in love with the daughter of the other family, the families' feud is reignited. To make matters worse, Buster's father and the girl's father both disapprove of the relationship. In an attempt to win their approval, Buster performs a series of outrageous stunts in an effort to prove he is worthy of the girl's hand in marriage. The film culminates in a mountain of chaos and hilarity as the two families battle it out to decide the fate of their children's relationship.

Cops (1922)

Cops
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy
Rated Unrated

Cops is a classic silent comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton. The film stars Buster Keaton as a young man who is trying to prove his innocence after being wrongly accused of a crime. After being chased by a group of policemen, Keaton manages to elude them and escapes. During the chase, Keaton inadvertently causes mayhem and destruction throughout the city, eventually ending in an explosive climax. Along the way, Keaton encounters a variety of obstacles and characters, leading to a series of outrageous physical comedy sequences. In the end, Keaton is ultimately exonerated and reunited with his love interest. Cops is widely regarded as a classic example of Keaton's unique brand of comedy, blending physical comedy and intelligent wit.

The 'High Sign' (1921)

The 'High Sign'
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety, Ingram B. Pickett
Rated Not Rated

The High Sign is a 1921 silent comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton. The film follows a young man named Buster, who is hired by a mysterious organization to be a sharpshooter assassin. However, Buster's plans to carry out his mission are constantly derailed by the bumbling antics of his rivals. Throughout the course of the film, Buster is forced to rely on his wits to outsmart his adversaries and complete his mission. Along the way, he encounters a number of characters, including a gang of criminals, a pickpocket, a suspicious landlady, and a traveling sideshow. Ultimately, Buster discovers that the organization he is working for is actually part of a criminal syndicate, and he must find a way to escape unscathed. The High Sign is an iconic early example of the slapstick comedy style which Keaton would become famous for, and the film is considered to be a classic of the silent era.

The Navigator (1924)

The Navigator
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton
Rated Unrated

The Navigator is a 1924 silent comedy film starring and directed by Buster Keaton. The story follows Rollo Treadway (Keaton) as he stows away on a luxury ocean liner with his socialite fiancée Betsy O'Brien (Kathryn McGuire). After an accidental separation, Rollo must use his wits to survive the treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean and reunite with Betsy. Along the way, he meets a young girl named Lina (Kitty Bradbury) and dives into the depths of the ocean to rescue the crew. With spectacular stunts, impressive special effects, and a truly unique premise, The Navigator is one of Keaton's most beloved comedies.

The Play House (1921)

The Play House
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

The Play House is a 1921 American silent comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton. The film follows Buster Keaton as an aspiring vaudeville performer who is mistaken for a doctor and ends up managing a local theater. Despite the physical comedy and slapstick gags, the film is also a commentary on the state of the art of vaudeville. Buster's character, Willie Work, is a lowly janitor working at a vaudeville theater. He has aspirations of joining the show, but is continually rebuffed by the theater's manager. When the manager falls ill, Willie is mistaken for a doctor and is put in charge of the theater. Despite his lack of knowledge, Willie must figure out how to make the theater profitable. He creates a variety show that ends up becoming a success. Along the way, Willie experiences several misadventures, including being chased by a devilish stagehand and getting entangled in a rope trap meant for burglars. At the end of the film, Willie reunites with the theater manager, who gives him a job as a vaudeville performer. The Play House is a classic silent comedy that shows Buster Keaton at his best. The film

Film (1965)

Film
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Samuel Beckett, Alan Schneider, starring Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen, Susan Reed
Rated Not Rated

Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965)

Buster Keaton Rides Again
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Spotton, starring Buster Keaton, Eleanor Keaton, Gerald Potterton, Michael Kane
Rated TV-PG

The Electric House (1922)

The Electric House
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton
Rated TV-G

Convict 13 (1920)

Convict 13
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline
Rated Not Rated

The Boat (1921)

The Boat
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely
Rated Not Rated

Go West (1925)

Go West
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson
Rated Not Rated

The Haunted House (1921)

The Haunted House
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline
Rated Unrated

Hard Luck (1921)

Hard Luck
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana

The Railrodder (1965)

The Railrodder
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, John Spotton, starring Star: Buster Keaton
Rated Not Rated

Three Ages (1923)

Three Ages
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts
Rated Not Rated

College (1927)

College
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin
Rated Not Rated

 



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