College

In one of his most successful films, Keaton stars as an intellectual weakling who tries to earn the love of a young coed by demonstrating his athletic abilities. More than in... Read more

College

Directed by James W. Horne, and Buster Keaton

Year: 1927
Running Time: 64
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English intertitles
Genres: Slapstick, Comedy
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College

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Buster Keaton

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Directed by James W. Horne and Buster Keaton


Buster Keaton goes back to school and stages a hilarious send-up of university life in COLLEGE. Keaton stars as Ronald, an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary (Anne Cornwall).

More than he had in any other feature, Keaton stretched the boundaries of solo physical comedy. In a series of unforgettable vignettes, stone-faced Ronald tries his hand as a baseball player, soda jerk, waiter, coxswain, and track star, perfomring each task with a steady determination but with consistently disastrous results. These scenes are especially amazing because in demonstrating Ronald's athletic inadequacies, Keaton reveals a surprising degree of physical prowess and finesse, particularly during the film's exhilarating climax.

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Austin Film Society Austin 1508558400October 21, 2017


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