Retro: The Unquiet American


Buster Keaton
USA 1925
72 min

Buster Keaton is a bachelor who stands to inherit a fortune if he finds himself a bride by seven o’clock in this 1925 silent feature, which Dave Kehr has described as “a cubist comedy … based on a principle of geometric progression” from the number seven. Adapted from a stage-bound play by David Belasco, it takes off into the stratosphere only at the climax, but that outlandish chase sequence alone is well worth the price of admission.

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  • Buster Keaton
  • Erwin Connelly
  • T. Roy Barnes
  • Snitz Edwards
  • Ruth Dwyer
Joseph M. Schenck, Buster Keaton
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