While a small Indian village is on the warpath against the oil company that took their land, Buster Keaton arrives innocently with a butterfly net…and becomes head of the tribe.
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895, to a pair of vaudeville performers. Spending his childhood on the road with his family, he earned the nickname Buster at the age of six months. By the age of three, the youngster was appearing as part of his parents act whenever they could evade child labor laws. In vaudeville, Keaton developed remarkable talents as an acrobatic comedian with a superb sense of timing, and became a rising star by his teens. In early 1917, Buster left his act with his parents, and appeared in a Broadway comic revue later that year, but the key to Keaton’s future came when he met a fellow vaudeville comedian. Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was starring in a low-budget two-reel screen comedy, The Butcher Boy, and invited Keaton to play a small role in the picture. The two hit it off and became a successful onscreen team, starring in a long string of comic hits. Fascinated by the medium of film, Keaton soon began writing their pictures, and assisted in directing… read more
In this funny and action-packed two-reeler The Great Stone Face is a butterfly collector in the Wild West who stumbles onto an Indian reservation, not realising that they have vowed to kill the next white man they see...
Buster Keaton accidentally wanders into the middle of a conflict between some wealthy oil developers and a tribe of indians in this 1922 western parody. Making great use of expansive outdoor locations, THE PALEFACE is an all around delight, both as a comedy and as an action/adventure film.