The Buster Keaton Collection (UK-import) (DVD)

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College (1927): Coming hard on the heels of Keaton's comic masterpiece, The General, this was a relaxing romp in both setting and approach after the exacting precision of the American Civil War comic-drama.

Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928): Steamboat Bill is William Canfield (Ernest Torrence), the larger-than-life owner of the stern-wheeler 'Stonewall Jackson' which he has operated for many years with his first (and only) mate played by Tom Lewis. Almost the entire town is owned by entrepreneur and businessman J.J. King who has now introduced his own stern-wheeler, a pleasure palace named 'King', to take all the trade and drive 'Stonewall Jackson' off the river and Steamboat Bill out of business.

William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton), has been at college in Boston but a telegram informs Steamboat Bill that the son he has not seen since a baby is going to visit. Expecting a giant of a youth to appear from the train, Steamboat Bill and his mate are amused and perplexed to find the small and skinny Keaton appears at the station. Steamboat Bill Jr. gets kitted out to work on the 'Stonewall Jackson' and then discovers that he is a college friend of Kitty, the pretty daughter of none other than J.J. King! Can Steamboat Bill Jr. save the 'Stonewall Jackson' from the machinations of the greedy businessman?

Three Ages (1923): This clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance follows Buster's hard-luck romantic misadventures throughout world history from the dawn of man in the Stone Age through the gladiator arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz era...

A brilliant historical satire teeming with inventive flourishes, this is a silent comedy of truly epic proportions!


  • <i>College:</i>
  • Introductions by David Robinson, British film critic and official Charlie Chaplin biographer
  • The Buster Keaton Show: an episode from Keaton's 1949 live TV show (B&W, 27 mins)
  • Candid Camera (6 mins): an excerpt from an episode of Candid Camera called Request Night featuring Keaton
  • Run, Girl, Run: 1928 short film (18 mins)
  • Ball Park: B&W silent animation featuring a slugger ape and a fearful umpire (6 mins)
  • Sport Chumpions: 1941 Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies short animation (7 mins)
  • <i>Steamboat Bill, Jr.:</i>
  • Introduction by David Robinson (6 mins)
  • Frame By Frame: David Robinson takes you through the stunts frame by frame (7 mins)
  • Back Stage: an exerpt from this short filmed in 1919, starring Fatty Arbuckle & Buster Keaton (3 mins)
  • One Week: an excerpt from the 1920 short written, directed and starring Buster Keaton (7 mins)
  • The River: 1938 Depression-era documentary describing the importance of the Mississippi to the U.S. (30 mins)
  • The Mississippi River Flood of 1927: B&W / silent footage of the 1927 Mississippi flood disaster (2 mins)
  • Down South: animated short (7 mins)
  • <i>Three Ages:</i>
  • Introduction by David Robinson
  • Frame By Frame: David Robinson takes you through the stunts frame by frame (4 mins)
  • Choose The Age - Stone / Roman / Modern: the movie broken into 3 two-reelers so the viewer can see each age on its own
  • The Triumph Of Lester Snapwell: excerpt from 1963 short promotional film advertising the Instamatic camera starring Buster Keaton (8 mins)
  • Intolerance: excerpt from D.W. Griffiths Intolerance which Keaton's Three Ages parodies so effectively (7 mins)
  • Why They Love Cavemen: a 1921 short animated comedy (5 mins)


Produksjonsår 2005 Format DVD
Sone Sone 2 - Import Sjanger Komedie
Antall disker 3 Spilletid 7 timer 11 minutter
Aldersgrense Ingen Undertekster Ingen
Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Stumfilm) Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt
Regissør Buster Keaton Skuespillere Buster Keaton
Bestillingsnummer CCD30262 Leverandør Gardners