Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) - (Movie Clip) William Canfield Jr.
Meeting the son he hasnt seen in many years, Bill (Ernest Torrence), with first-mate Tom (Lewis), is looking for a guy with a white carnation, not expecting the dandified college man William Jr. (Buster Keaton), the first appearance by the director and star, in Steamboat Bill, Jr., 1928.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) -- (Movie Clip) Hat Shop
Arrived in River Junction, his father (Ernest Torrence), alarmed at his appearance and tastes, brings the title character (director and star Buster Keaton) to the hat shop, a famous routine certainly not the mere slapstick Keaton greatly disliked from Steamboat Bill, Jr., 1928.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) -- (Movie Clip) Muddy Waters
The jaunty opening, in which star Buster Keaton credits his colleagues for contributions to writing and directing, though he always did the work himself, and the introduction of rivals King (Tom McGuire) and Canfield (Ernest Torrence, with first mate Tom Lewis), in Steamboat Bill, Jr., 1928.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Pick The Young Man
Determined to make good on an invitation from Mary (Marion Byron), daughter of his dad's wealthy steamboat rival (Tom McGuire), Canfield Jr. (director and star Buster Keaton) employs an elaborate costume switch to evade his father (Ernest Torrence), in Steamboat Bill, Jr., 1928.
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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) -- (Movie Clip) Storm Clouds In The Offing
Now committed to protecting his jailed fathers interest against rival King (Tom McGuire), hospitalized Bill (director and star Buster Keaton) is compelled into action by weather conditions, beginning the landmark action-comedy finalè of Steamboat Bill, Jr., 1928.