Steamboat Bill Jr. – Buster Keaton, 1928. Keaton stars as William Canfield, Jr., a Boston collegian who returns to his deep-southern roots to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king coincidentally, the father of Willie’s sweetheart (Marion Byron). Keaton‘s athleticism and gift for inventive visual humour are in top form, and the cyclone that devastates a town is perhaps the most ambitious, awe inspiring and hilarious slapstick sequence ever created.
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