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Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino International, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (132 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
[College] Ronald is 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. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop.
General Note:
With: The electric house / Joseph M. Schenck presents a First National attraction ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Hard luck / Joseph Schenck presents ; Metro Pictures Corporation ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. The balcksmith / Joseph M. Schenck presents a First National attraction ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Mal. St. Clair.

For specific features see interactive menu.
College (1927, 66 min.) -- The electric house (1922, 23 min.) -- Hard luck (1921, 22 min.) -- The blacksmith (1922, 21 min.).
Added Title:
Electric house.

Hard luck.

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Central Library DVD 3652 Adult DVD Central Library
Audubon Library DVD 3652 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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The silent comedy feature College stars Buster Keaton as a scholarly young man who doesn't know beans about sports. When he arrives in college, Buster finds that all the Big Men on Campus are jocks. To impress pretty coed Anne Cornwall, Buster tries and fails to join all the school teams. Even when he attempts to take a job at the campus soda fountain, Buster is a washout. Through the kindness of dean Snitz Edwards, Keaton is placed on the varsity rowing team where, despite several clumsy moments, he manages to win the big race. This infuriates his athletic rival Harold Goodwin, who seizes Cornwall and runs off with her. In racing to her rescue, Buster is compelled to repeat all the sports activities at which he'd previously failed--and does so, magnificently. He bursts into Goodwin's dorm room and saves Cornwall from the usual worse-than-death fate. Hero and heroine kiss--at which point this lighthearted film takes a sudden, chilling turn. As always, Buster Keaton performs his own stunts in College, except for the pole-vaulting bit, which was accomplished by Olympic champ Lee Barnes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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