Buster is a tintype portrait photographer who at first sight develops a serious crush on Sally, a beautiful young woman who works as a secretary for MGM's newsreel department. Buster seeks to also work there, as a newsreel cameraman, in hopes of impressing her. However, his skills with a movie camera are lacking at first. Buster is determined to succeed, in hopes of winning the girl.
This is a documentary about the film "The Railrodder"
Director Sidney Sheldon's 1957 film biography of the stone-faced comedian stars Donald O'Connor in the title role. Others in the cast include Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming, Peter Lorre, Larry Keating, Richard Anderson and Dave Willock.
Feature film fashioned from parts of Keaton's short-lived TV series "The Buster Keaton Show."
In 1926, he was at the peak of his glory and wealth. By 1933, he had reached rock bottom. How, in the space of a few years, did Buster Keaton, the uncontested genius of silent films, go from the status of being a widely-worshipped star to an alcoholic and solitary fallen idol? With a spotlight on the 7 years during which his life changed, using extracts of Keaton’s films as magnifying mirrors, the film recounts the dramatic life of this creative genius and the Hollywood studios. Was it yet another episode of the never-ending struggle to hold onto one’s freedom in the face of financiers?
Special featurette included on the Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) DVD.
A documentary short included as an extra with "The Buster Keaton Collection".
A Turner Classic Movies (TCM) documentary about Keaton's discontented relationship with MGM and the events that eventually led to his career downfall.
A documentary celebrating the enduring legacy of silent film comedian Buster Keaton, 100 years after his first appearance on film.
This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.
Struggling stockbroker Jimmie Shannon learns that, if he gets married by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday -- which is today -- he'll inherit $7 million from an eccentric relative.
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Buster is thrown off a train near an amusement park. There he gets a job in a shooting gallery run by the Blinking Buzzards mob. Ordered to kill a businessman, he winds up protecting the man and his daughter by outfitting their home with trick devices.
The Romeo and Juliet story played out in a tenement neighborhood with Buster and Virginia's families hating each other over the fence separating their buildings.
A series of adventures begins when Buster is mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil bad guy.