In THE NAVIGATOR (1924), Keaton is Rollo Treadway, a rich young man of little experience who finds himself adrift on a yacht with a young woman. The ensuing misadventures involve an angry swordfish, a gang of cannibals, and a crate of rocket flares. Also includes the Keaton shorts THE BOAT (1921) and THE LOVE NEST (1921).
"The Navigator", Buster Keaton's most successful feature film, tells the tale of two innocents stranded on a liner that's sailing out to sea. The sweetly naive Rollo Treadway is so wealthy that others always attend to his every need; the girl across the street, whom he truly loves, lives an equally sheltered life. Then he and she get trapped together on an abandoned ship that saboteurs have set adrift. With no one to help them, the hopeless, helpless couple must learn to fend for themselves... Comic highlights include the pair's first, misbegotten breakfast and their initial terror-filled night on the boat. The video also includes two other "watery" shorts: "The Boat" and "The Love Nest".
High Seas |
Stranded / Castaway |
All films are silent with musical accompaniment.
Includes the following films: "The Navigator" (1924/Feature/60 mins.) "The Boat" (1921/Short/22 mins.) "The Love Nest" (1923/Short/20 mins.)
"The Boat" and the "The Love Nest" are color tinted.
The films in this collection were licensed by Kino from The Dardis Corporation under Gary Dartnell. The restoration was supervised by David Shepard of Film Preservation Associates. They have been digitally mastered and speed corrected.
Series produced for video by David Shepard.
"The Boat": Written and Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline Featuring Buster Keaton and Sybil Sealey Musical Setting by Gaylord Carter
"The Love Nest": Written and Directed by Buster Keaton Music Arranged and Directed by Robert Israel