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27 September 2015: The Haunted House + Our Hospitality


The Haunted House
Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
1921 | 20 min | B/W | 35mm

Bank teller Keaton spills glue on his money, gets himself accused of robbery and winds up in a haunted house full of spooky devices.

Our Hospitality
Jack Blystone, Buster Keaton
1923 | 70 min | B/W | 35mm

The respective heads of the Canfield and McKay families try to settle an old score, but by killing each other, they merely perpetuate the old feud. Among the many gags is the train ride that zig-zags around obstacles, a wild chase through the mountains and a hair raising rescue at a waterfall.

Part of our Buster Keaton season