SYNOPSIS

Keaton’s second MGM feature – and final silent – saw him again triumph over studio caution, using the forlorn love of a clumsy tailor’s assistant for a beautiful diva (who proposes to him to spite another man) as the basis for a last masterpiece in the tradition of The Navigator. The comic invention is as fertile as ever, though the very best scenes are one in which he ruins the performance of a play starring his beloved, and – sheer genius – one in which he struggles to get his drunken bride’s semi-comatose body into bed. Plus The Love Nest. The once long-lost final short of Keaton’s early career: more delightful shenanigans with a boat.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

April 06, 1929

DIRECTOR

Edward M Sedgwick

WRITER

Robert E. Hopkins (titles) Lew Lipton (story)

COMPANY

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

GENRE

RomanticComedy

CERT

U

RUNTIME

80 minutes

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