The Navigator

The Navigator

A FILM BY: Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp
WRITTEN BY: Clyde Bruckman, Joseph Mitchell
STARRING: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom

***Preceded by THE PALEFACE (1922, 25 min) - 4K restoration with Jon Mirsalis score***

***THE NAVIGATOR - 4K restoration feat. brand new score by Robert Israel***

Brilliantly exemplifying Buster Keaton's ability to mine rich humor from the inanimate, THE NAVIGATOR is a classic of the Golden Age of Comedy, centered on and about a single extraordinary Rube Goldberg-esque prop: an immense five hundred-foot yacht. In a return to the "pampered youth" role he had played in The Saphead and Battling Butler, Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth -- and surprisingly little common sense -- who finds himself adrift on The Navigator with no one else on board excerpt an equally naive girl. After discovering each other's presence in an ingenious ballet of unintentional hide-and-seek, the couple resourcefully fashion a home for themselves aboard the derelict boat, in spite of their unfamiliarity with the tools of domesticity. They then embark on a series of misadventures on the ocean floor and upon the high seas, surrounded by a fleet of menacing cannibals, where the film reaches its explosively funny climax, with the aid of a crate of rocket flares.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1924
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 66 mins
Format: DCP