Go West [1925]/ Battling Butler (BLU)

Buster Keaton

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Synopsis

Two feature-length silent films on a single disc.

 

With his trademark deadpan demeanor and his gift for inventive visual humor, Buster Keaton's unique brand of comedy has proven to be a timeless source of laughter and an enduring influence upon several generations of screen comics. This special double-feature showcases two of Keaton's lesser-known films, newly mastered in HD from 35mm nitrate elements preserved by the Library of Congress.

 

In Go West, Keaton plays an idealistic young man who rides the rails to a dude ranch, forms a sentimental attachment with an especially lovable cow, and, in the film's breathtaking climax, finds himself at the center of a cattle stampede through the streets of Los Angeles.

 

Based on the popular stage musical, Battling Butler stars Keaton as a pampered socialite who pretends to be a famed prizefighter in order to impress his girlfriend's bullying brothers. Once begun, however, the charade is not easy, and Butler - aided by his personal butler (Snitz Edwards) - must endure physical training, sparring, and, unless he can stop it, a title bout with the "Alabama Murderer."

Product Details

  • Starring: Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson, Sally O'Neil, Mary O'Brien
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: Kino Lorber
  • Release Date: 09/27/2011
  • Run Time: 153 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 791

Special Features

  • Go West (1923, 12 min.), a western-themed comedy short produced by Hal Roach, starring the "Dippy Do Dads," a troupe of trained monkeys
  • A rare 60-minute audio recording of Buster Keaton hashing out a script proposal for the western TV series Wagon Train
  • Excerpts of the screenplay for an unproduced remake of Battling Butler, written by Keaton in 1947
  • Gallery of photographs from the 1922 stage production of Battling Butler
  • Two galleries of production stills
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