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Steamboat Bill, Jr.
USA | 1922 | 70min | DCP | B&W | Drama | World Music

PROGRAM NOTE

Muddy Waters is a two boat town - much to the chagrin of their respective proprietors. Local fat cat J. J. King operates the plush new paddle steamer, the King, and he is determined to put his rival out of business. Steamboat Bill is his unlucky target; a grizzled old sailor with a vessel to match: the Stonewall Jackson is a rotted-out hulk that will need a miracle to compete with King's floating palace. 

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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton was an American slapstick comedy actor, director and screenwriter. His representative works include The Cameraman and The General. 

Charles Reisner

Charles Reisner started his professional life as a prizefighter. Reisner moved to California in 1915, finding a job as an actor in one-reel short comedies at Universal. Moving on to Warner Brothers, he directed 〈The Man on the Box〉(1925), 〈Oh What a Nurse!〉(1926) and 〈The Better 'Ole〉(1926).
Producer
: Joseph M. Schenck
Cast
: Buster Keaton
Screenwriter
: Carl Harbaugh
Cinematography
: Bert Haines, Dev Jennings
Art director
: Fred Gabourie
Editor
: Sherman Kell
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