- Title: CF291
SLAPSTICK, STUNTS, SILENT COMEDY, WEATHER, FALLING OVER, FEATURE FILM, 1928
Buster Keaton stars in silent movie / silent comedy. Visual gags showing accident prone Keaton tripping over, knocking things down and so on. Ends with cyclone sequence, buildings fall, Keaton blown by wind.
10:00:00 ws river with paddle steamer along, ls people on dock waving to steamer
10:05:00 main street of small town, young woman stops car, jumps out and kisses man (father)
10:09:26 man sits on baby's pram. Baby cries and man tries to pacify it.
10:12:59 Man at barbers. Barber roughly shaves off moustache with cut-throat razor and tweezes
stray hair from man's upper lip.
10:15:00 Hat gag. Man tries on many hats, leaves shop, new hat is blown away by wind so he
puts on old beret.
10:18:42 man falls up steps.
10:26:50 man pushes another roughly then another man pushes first man over.
10:26:56 cu paddle steamer wheel. Steamer crashes into pier and all people / passengers fall
over. Scene re-occurs.
10:27:35 man in suit falls into river, he treads water and shakes his fist.
10:32:50 man pulls off nightshirt to reveal shirt and trousers underneath.
10:33:25 man climbs out of window / escapes.
10:34:44 Sleepy man walks over nut shells on floor and hops about in pain.
10:36:04 man walks along plank and falls into river.
10:37:22 one man falls off steamer into river and one is kicked off.
10:37:42 Black man strums guitar.
10:40:28 Barber stops putting shaving foam over man's face and sticks the brush into his mouth.
10:40:34 Brawl / fight in street.
10:42:05 man chases car (his bag is attached to it) and falls over in road.
10:43:26 cu weather report in newspaper - unsettled - wet and cloudy.
10:43:50 man falls into pot hole in road in pouring rain
10:43:58 man falls on his back when blown over by gust of wind.
10:51:46 man springs / releases another from jail by tricking the jailor, cu keys in lock.
10:54:44 man steps out of moving car and falls over.
10:56:17 Hurricane in small town.
10:56:25 front of building collapses.
10:56:41 people rush into storm cellar.
10:56:56 hospital roof lifts off revealing beds inside, collapsing buildings.
10:57:26 bed blown by wind into barn and watched by mules.
10:57:55 pov man jumps out of window onto bed below.
10:58:13 house falls on man - famous shot.
10:58:34 man falls over and can't get up because of wind, leans at 45 degree angle.
10:58:57 boxes fall off back of lorry on top of man.
10:59:23 door falls exactly over man.
11:00:54 garden gate swings back and knocks man over.
11:01:10 man runs round in circles and then falls over.
11:01:14 house falls on man (Wizard of Oz-style)
11:01:20 man falls over again.
11:01:37 house collapses into matchstick sized pieces
11:02:03 man is electrocuted by dangling overhead wire, sparks fly, he falls over.
11:02:08 man falls over and then climbs onto tree which flies off and lands in river.
11:02:39 jailhouse slides into river - prisoner / man inside clings to bars calling for help.
11:02:59 woman clings to roof of building which drifts down river.
11:03:21 man throws anchor and rope to save her / rescue scene.
11:05:07 paddle steamer smashes into building that is sinking in river.
11:07:50 man rescues people from river using paddle steamer.
- Master Title:CF291