Aroview: One of Buster Keaton's best films begins as sly farce, with his wimpish city-slicker meekly tussling with a thuggish steamboat-captain father. It then escalates to a series of outrageous stunts, during a destructive storm that shows off Keaton's superb athletic agility.
4 stars (Very Good) Beautifully restored classic comedy. Not Keaton's greatest, but has everything-action, romance, floods & villains. Music has been added. Outstanding extras include history of exploitation of the Mississippi, and demo of how the stunts were done.~Sandy
A wide range of unusually lateral extra materials, as is typical for these Madman Keaton re-releases, including the Keaton short 'Jail Bait', a 1931 riverboat cartoon 'Down South', a 1938 riverboat doco 'The River', newsreel footage of the 1927 Mississippi flood, and backstage and rehearsal footage, and more.