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Aro Favourite Steamboat Bill Jr


USA 1928, 71 minutes, B/W
Dir. Charles Riesner
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Classics, Comedy / Silent Cinema

Topics: Maritime.


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.

NZ International Film Festival 1993
NZ International Film Festival 2004

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DVD Features

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.

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  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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