Battling Butler

Battling Butler

A FILM BY: Buster Keaton
WRITTEN BY: Paul Girard Smith, Al Boasberg
STARRING: Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Sally O'Neil

***Preceded by NEIGHBORS (1920, 20 min)  - New 4K restoration with Jon Mirsalis score***

***BATTLING BUTLER - New 4K restoration w/ brand new score by Robert Israel***

Keaton stars as Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom. Ironically, he is there mistaken for ''Battling'' Butler, a renowned prizefighter of firey temperament. To impress a young lady (Sally O'Neil), Alfred carries on the ruse by engaging in a laughingly inept training regimen, but his harmless charade is soon complicated by the untimely arrival of the true contender (Francis McDonald). When the long-awaited opportunity to prove himself a man finally comes, it is before the gloved fists of the boxer, who initiates a locker-room brawl. There, in a sequence of agonizing tension and delightful surprises, BATTLING BUTLER reaches its unforgettable climax.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1926
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 77 mins
Format: DCP