Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Showings

Sag Harbor Cinema Theater 2 Sun, Sep 25 11:00 AM
Film Info
Runtime:70
Release Year:1928
Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Family
Romance
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:No Language
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Buster Keaton
Charles Reisner
Cast:Buster Keaton
Ernest Torrence
Tom McGuire
Marion Byron
Tom Lewis

Description

The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton's career, STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. is a large-scale follow-up to The General, substituting a Mississippi paddlewheel for the locomotive, and replacing the spectacle of the Civil War with a catastrophic hurricane. Keaton stars as William Canfield, Jr., a Boston collegian who returns to his deep-southern roots to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king, coincidentally, the father of Willie's sweetheart (Marion Byron).