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Steamboat Bill Jr.

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Directed by Buster Keaton, Charles Reisner
United States, 1928
Comedy, Silent

Synopsis

Set on the Mississippi River in the old sidewheeler days, Steamboat Bill Jr. follows the adventures of a spoiled young man who is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of river-boating. Soon, his attempts expand into disaster…

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Buster at his peak! One of the most beloved, iconic comedies in a career full of them, Steamboat Bill Jr. was Buster Keaton’s last independent production before joining MGM, and contains some of the slapstick master’s most elaborate set-pieces. Silent comedy neophytes, step right up!

Synopsis

Set on the Mississippi River in the old sidewheeler days, Steamboat Bill Jr. follows the adventures of a spoiled young man who is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of river-boating. Soon, his attempts expand into disaster…

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Steamboat Bill Jr.Directed byBuster Keaton, Charles Reisner
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1995
National Film Preservation Board
2016 | Winner: National Film Registry

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