College Steamboat Bill Jr Three Ages

  |  Buy to Own: 13/02/2006
  |  200 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Three classic silent features from the legendary comedian Buster Keaton. In 'College' (1927), Keaton plays bookish student Ronald, who decides to win back his girlfriend (Anne Cornwall) from his rival (Harold Goodwin) by renouncing his studious ways and becoming a top college athlete. In 'Steamboat Bill Jr' (1928), tough steamboat operator William Canfield (Ernest Torrence) is under threat from entrepreneur JJ King (Tom McGuire), and asks the son he hasn't seen since he was a baby to return from college and help out. When William Jr (Keaton) arrives off the train, everyone's shocked to find him the opposite of his father, but he's soon put to work in the rough and ready world of steamboat operation. Finally, in 'Three Ages' (1923), his first film, Keaton plays a down on his luck romantic in three historical periods - the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, and Jazz-Era America.