Our Hospitality / Sherlock, Jr. (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 23, 1999
- Originally Released: 1923
- Label: Kino Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Natalie Talmadge & Buster Keaton|
|Performer:||Joseph Keaton, Joe Roberts & Buster Keaton|
|Directed by||Buster Keaton, John Blystone & John G. Blystone|
|Screenwriting by||Jean Havez, Clyde Bruckman & Joseph Mitchell|
"...[Contains] the most beatifically funny and deranged sequence in all cinema....Magnificent..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Packed within its modest 45 minutes is enough comic material for several ordinary features, but Keaton chooses to compress it all into a dazzling display of cinematic inventivemess that races along like the driver-less motorcycle hurling through a traffic-clogged city in the film's unforgettable climax -- with a stone-faced Buster perched obliviously on the handlebars.
This DVD also features the wonderful film Our Hospitality. In many ways a companion piece to his 1926 classic The General, it stars Keaton as a New York man who returns to his southern antebellum homeland to find himself embroiled in a long standing feud between his family and that of the woman he loves.
What might have been an ordinary comedy of manners is transformed into a spectacle of visual surprises, with no farcical opportunity left unexploited. The sequence in which Buster travels southward by rinky-dink locomotive is a most sublime example of the director's craft -- a truly astounding series of comic vignettes that represents but a tiny portion of the extraordinary talent that characterizes The Art of Buster Keaton.
- SHERLOCK, JR. was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1991.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 45 ratings.