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The Blacksmith [Silent] [1920]

Director:Buster Keaton
Malcolm St. Clair
Writer:Buster Keaton
Malcolm St. Clair
Length:20 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:7.1/10
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Synopsis: Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results.

Reaction: Funny little short. Of course, you have to be okay watching complete mayhem unfold on a car.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Buster Keaton => Director / Writer / Blacksmith's assistant
Malcolm St. Clair => Director / Writer
Joe Roberts => Blacksmith (uncredited)
Virginia Fox => Horsewoman (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The white mare that appears in the movie is the same animal as the broken-down old horse that pulls the wagon in Cops; she had dropped an unexpected foal in the interim.
  • The gleaming Rolls-Royce which is destroyed in the film was reportedly a wedding present given to Buster Keaton by his in-laws. By the time this film was made, relations with them had soured considerably.