Life With Buster Keaton (1951)

Unfunny slapstick show. Even Keaton can’t pull it off.

Typical episode: Buster works in a sporting goods store with fellow clerk Slugger Jones. Buster’s Cub Scout nephew asks for the twenty-five dollars he promised him for summer camp. Buster doesn’t have it. He had to pay the store for the window he broke. That’s followd by a lot of gags with sporting equipment.

The owner tries to sell a customer a tent that he says anyone can erect. He asks Buster to demonstrate. Yes, it’s a disaster. Into the store walk pro wrestlers Lord Blears and The Great Scott. Through a mishap, Buster and Slugger knock them out. A newspaper photographer takes a picture that ends up on the front page.

The promoter says Buster and Slugger will get a hundred dollars if they sign up for a tag team match with a one hour time limit. Buster figures it’ll be easy. Just lay down and it’s over. He signs.

At the arena it’s a long comedy wrestling match that fans may get a kick out of since Blears and Scott were top performers of the day. Of course Keaton and Slugger win.

Buster deserved a lot better. Even his appearances in a couple “Beach Party” movies were better than this and they weren’t anything to remember.

About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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