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The Gold Ghost (1934)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Western | 16 March 1934 (USA)
Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Ewart Adamson (story), Nicholas T. Barrows (story)
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Cast overview:
Buster Keaton ... Wally
Warren Hymer ... Bugs Kelly
Dorothy Dix ... Gloria
Roger Moore ... (as Joe Young)
William Worthington ... Gloria's Father, Jim
Lloyd Ingraham ... Wally's Father, George
Leo Willis Leo Willis ... Outlaw Chief
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Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.

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Short | Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guldgraverbyen See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A Good Short
13 November 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Keaton's first screen work after his career collapsed at MGM due to drunkenness, the breakup of his marriage and frustration is a pleasant little piece. True, it lacks the absurdity bordering on surrealism of his great silent shorts, but it does have Keaton at work in a sound film doing what he had always thought was his best mode of operation: interpolating his silent stuntwork in a long sequence in which the only 'ghosts' appear: a dance hall girl and some ghostly bandits, whom he kills -- although they may only exist in his imagination. The sequence includes some fine pratfalls. Not a great work by any means, it is certainly worthwhile for anyone who loves Keaton's work, as do I.


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