Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

A FILM BY: Buster Keaton, Chas. F. Reisner
WRITTEN BY: Carl Harbaugh
STARRING: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence

***Preceded by THE HIGH SIGN (1921, 20 min) - New 4K restoration with Carl Davis Orchestral score***

A steamboat captain receives a telegram informing him that his son who he has not seen for many years will be coming to visit. Eagerly expecting a strapping young lad who will help him compete with his arch-rival, he is disappointed with the effete progeny that instead shows up. Best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence in which Keaton performs a number of death-defying stunts whilst an entire town is destroyed around him, STEAMBOAT BILL JR. was Buster Keaton's last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1928
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 71 mins
Format: DCP