Buster Keaton Collection
The best of the deadpan master's efforts for MGM are featured in this two-disc set. In "The Cameraman" (1928), photographer Keaton tries to become a newsreel lensman to impress girlfriend Marceline Day, but his double-exposed footage of battleships sailing up Broadway makes his prospects look dim. Next, lovestruck pants presser Buster's dream girl says yes to his marriage proposal, but it's only because a rival jilted her, in "Spite Marriage" (1929). Finally, "Free And Easy" (1930), his first talkie, finds Buster as the hapless manager of a small-town beauty contest-winner who wins a Hollywood screen test, only to have it ruined by Keaton's studio misadventures. Also includes the documentary "So Funny It Hurts: Buster Keaton At MGM." 4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; photo gallery.
- Edward Sedgwick
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Marceline Day, Edward Earle, Harold Goodwin, Trixie Friganza, Sidney Bracy, Robert Montgomery, Leila Hyams, Harry Gribbon, William Bechtel, Fred Niblo, John Byron, Edward Brophy, Edgar Dearing, Gwen Lee, Hank Mann, Vernon Dent, John Miljan, Lionel Barrymore, William Haines, William Collier Sr., Dorothy Sebastian, Karl Dane, David Burton, Jackie Coogan