Buster Keaton

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Buster Keaton Partial Filmography

*notes Pretty Clever Films review

1917 The Rough House
1917 The Butcher Boy
1917 His Wedding Night
1917 Oh Doctor!
1917 Coney Island
1917 A Country Hero
1917 Out West
1918 The Bell Boy
1918 Moonshine
1918 Good Night, Nurse!
1918 The Cook
1919 Back Stage
1919 The Hayseed
1920 The Saphead
*1920 One Week
*1920 Convict 13
*1920 Neighbors
1920 The Scarecrow
1920 The Garage
*1921 The Haunted House
1921 Hard Luck
1921 The High Sign
1921 The Goat
1921 The Playhouse
1921 The Boat
1921 The Paleface
1921 Cops
1921 My Wife’s Relations
1922 The Blacksmith
1922 The Frozen North
1922 The Electric House
1922 Daydreams
1923 Three Ages
1923 Our Hospitality
1923 The Balloonatic
1923 The Love Nest
1924 Sherlock, Jr.
1924 The Navigator
1925 Seven Chances
1925 Go West
1926 Battling Butler
1926 The General
1927 College
1928 Steamboat Bill Jr.
*1928 The Cameraman
1929 Spite Marriage
1930 Free and Easy
1931 Doughboys
1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
1931 The Hollywood Revue of 1929
1932 Sidewalks of New York
1932 The Passionate Plumber
1933 Speak Easily
1934 What! No Beer?
1935 The Stolen Jools
1940 Hollywood Cavalcade
1943 Li’l Abner
1949 In the Good Old Summertime
1950 Sunset Boulevard
1951 Excuse My Dust
1952 Limelight
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1962 The Great Chase
1963 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
1964 Pajama Party
1964 Film
1965 The Invader
*1965 The Railrodder
1965 Buster Keaton Rides Again
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
1965 Sergeant Deadhead
1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Buster Keaton


b. October 4, 1895, Piqua, Kansas, USA
d. February 1, 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA

The greatest of the silent clowns is Buster Keaton, not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Harold Lloyd made us laugh as much, Charlie Chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than Buster. I define courage as Hemingway did: “Grace under pressure.” In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, Buster Keaton played a brave spirit who took the universe on its own terms, and gave no quarter. ~ Roger Ebert

Buster Keaton & Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Buster Keaton and Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle

The original bro-mance: Buster Keaton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Watch their collaborations online.

Buster Keaton is the 99%

Buster Keaton in a birthday hat

As part of Project Keaton, an online celebration of Buster Keaton’s 116th birthday, we present Buster Keaton is the 99%.

Shorts from the Golden Age of Comedy


The golden age of short films was the golden age of comedy films. Check out some of the finest short comedy films ever made.

10 Things About the General

The General Feature for Director Page

Here’s 10 things about The General, Buster Keaton’s late silent era masterpiece, along with a gallery of images from the movie.


No man can be a genius in slapshoes and a flat hat. ~ Buster Keaton


Buster Keaton-Our HospitalityMore Buster Keaton on Pretty Clever Films

Top 5 Movies Set on Trains

Top 10 Most Romantic Movies

Top 5 Silent Films for Newbies

Buster Keaton in the Adverts

Buster Keaton and the Uses of Illusion

Buster Keaton in Samuel Beckett’s Film

Buster Keaton Would Never Use a Taco as ID

Buster Keaton on Candid Camera

Buster Keaton Laughs

Buster Keaton in a Kiddie Pool

Locations Used in The General, Then & Now

The Buster Keaton Bookshelf

1964 Buster Keaton Interview from CBC Archives

Keaton Cops and the First Baptist Church of Hollywood from John Bengtson

Watch It: Seven Chances (1925)

Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film

Alan Schneider on Samuel Beckett’s Film

Watch The General Online

Watch Our Hospitality

Watch The Navigator


Recommended Buster Keaton Viewing

Clips, Interviews, and Miscellaneous


Short Films


Feature Films


Recommended Buster Keaton Reading – Books & Blogs


Online Resources

The International Buster Keaton Society, or The Damfinos

The Films of Buster Keaton by Roger Ebert

Buster Keaton Obituary in the New York Times, 1966

The Annual Buster Keaton Celebration

Buster Keaton Articles from The Guardian

Buster Stuff

Buster Keaton Museum

NPR: Sound of a Silent Star

BBC: Talking of Films

The Buster Keaton Convention

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