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Pest from the West 1939

Pest from the West 1939

Buster Keaton plays cards in "The Navigator"

Buster Keaton's trademark was physical comedy with a deadpan expression earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face." He was considered one of the greatest silent film comic actors and filmmakers.

At the height of his powers, Buster Keaton can draw you in with his characters.  With his world crumbling around him, "The Great Stone Face" wears a mask of careful restraint that makes you laugh in the moment, but almost makes you weep in retrospect.  He was a singular genius.

"My favorite director of all time is Buster Keaton, and it goes deeper than just being a comedian, because he is a great director and actor and funny in an extremely human way.

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Buster Keaton and Ruth Dwyer in "Seven Chances" (1925)

Buster Keaton & Ruth Dwyer in Seven Chances, 1925

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