Directed by Buster Keaton and John G. Blystone • 1923 • United States
Starring Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Natalie Talmadge
OUR HOSPITALITY broadened the boundaries of slapstick and proved that Buster Keaton was not just a comedian, he was an artist. Keaton stars as youthful dreamer Willie McKay, who travels south on a rickety locomotive to claim his birthright, only to find that his inheritance is a rundown shack. On top of that, he learns that the object of his affection (Keaton’s real-life wife Natalie Talmadge) is the daughter of a man with whom his family has been engaged in a long, violent feud. McKay’s personal struggles are punctuated by brilliant slapstick setpieces that involve an exploding dam, raging waterfalls, and a primitive steam engine.
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