Buster Keaton - The Masters of Cinema Series Blu-ray
Directed by Clyde Bruckman
Triple bill of classic silent comedies starring Buster Keaton who also produces and directs.
In 'The General' (1926), the film follows southerner Johnnie Gray (Keaton) who is denied entry into the Confederate Army due to the valuable work he does as an engineer.
However, his fiancé Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack) believes he has failed to sign up because of his cowardice.
When Johnnie's train, The General, is stolen by Unionists with Annabelle still on board he gets the chance to prove his bravery as he embarks on a hair-raising adventure.
In 'Sherlock Jr.' (1924) a withdrawn film projectionist (Keaton) fantasises daily about becoming a detective named Sherlock Jr.
After falling in love with a woman, another man attempts to win her affections by framing him in a petty theft of her father's pocket watch, and the trainee detective daydreams about solving the crime and proving to the woman that he is innocent.
Finally, in 'Steamboat Bill Jr.' (1928) young college student William Canfield Jr. (Keaton) pays a visit to his father William Canfield (Ernest Torrence), also known as Steamboat Bill, whose riverboat business is on the wane.
When young William falls for Kitty King (Marion Byron), the daughter of Bill's rival, the much more prosperous riverboat owner J.J.
King (Tom McGuire), both men do all they can to end the romance.
However, all their lives are threatened when a cyclone looks set to strike the town.
- Format: Blu-ray
- Region: B
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5060000703566
- Catalogue number: EKA70356
- Studio: Eureka
- Release date: 12/08/2019
- Genre: Comedy
- Colour: B/W