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Steamboat Bill Jr.

Steamboat Bill Jr
Swedish film poster (detail)
Film information
NameSteamboat Bill, Jr.
Directed by 
Produced byJoseph M. Schenck
Written by 
StarringBuster Keaton
Editing bySherman Kell
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date 
Running time71 minutes
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

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'Steamboat Bill Jr.' is a 1928 feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton. Released by United Artists, the film is the last product of Keaton's independent production team and set of gag writers. It was not a box-office success and proved to be the last picture Keaton would make for United Artists. Keaton would end up moving to MGM where he would make one last film with his trademark style, The Cameraman, before all of his creative control was taken away by the studio.

The director was Charles Reisner, the credited writer was Carl Harbaugh (although Keaton wrote the film and publicly called Harbaugh useless but "on the payroll"), and also featured Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, and Tom Lewis.

The film was named after a popular Arthur Collins song, "Steamboat Bill".

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Twitch--Neither film reaches the heights of Sherlock, Jr., The General, or -Steamboat Bill-, -Jr-., but they are solid diversions. Hell, any Keaton is good Keaton in my book, and this brings us a couple of steps closer to completing the collection of Keat - Date : Sun, 13 Nov 2011 01:48:50 GMT
Group goes silent to help Salvos - Bendigo Advertiser Tweet this news
Bendigo Advertiser--The group was raising money for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and screened Buster Keaton's silent film -Steamboat Bill Jr- and classic silent cartoon Felix the Cat, with theatre organist David Johnston providing the sound. - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:20:01 GMT+00:00
True Hollywood stunt masters - The National Tweet this news
The National--One of cinema's first action heroes, and before the big budgets and special effects, Keaton pulled off daring stunts such as having the facade of a building fall on him in 1928's -Steamboat Bill Jr-. Reynolds's physical courag - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:05:20 GMT+00:00
Sailors rally, sweep Demons in twin bill - Glenwood Springs Post Independent Tweet this news
Glenwood Springs Post Independent--Glenwood Springs second baseman Cody Derby tags out -Steamboat- Springs' Brandon Clark during Saturday's doubleheader in Glenwood. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado After watching teammate Alan Capistron go down wit - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:06:34 GMT+00:00
Patricia "Trish" C. Peabody Ringwald - The Coloradoan Tweet this news
The Coloradoan--She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Tom Peabody -Jr-., -Bill- Peabody, and her son Heath Hale. She is survived by her sister Jane Demuth and husband Ed of Mitchell, Neb.; Roy Peabody and wife Sharon of Casper, WY; sisters in - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:18:52 GMT+00:00
Transat Bénodet- Martinique : le programme de la semaine - Ouest-France Tweet this news
Ouest-France--20 h 45 : Ciné-concert « -Steamboat Bill JR- » de Buster Keaton au cinémarine. Jeudi 7 avril : 17 h : Conférence-débat grand public : « Nutrition et sport de haut niveau : Comment gagner La nutrition un coéquipier indispensable ». . - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:46:01 GMT+00:00
Silent film and organist team up - Hudson Star Observer Tweet this news
Hudson Star Observer--"-Steamboat Bill Jr-.,” a feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton, will be accompanied on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ by Clark Wilson on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 pm at The Phipps Center for the Art - Date : Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:08:06 GMT+00:00
Movie effects show and tell comes to The Revue for March Break - Tweet this news Break at the Revue also boasts a "Silent Sunday" presentation of Buster Keaton's -Steamboat Bill Jr-., accompanied by Bill O'Meara on the piano, which takes place Sunday, March 13 at 4 pm (Keaton perfor - Date : Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:26:44 GMT+00:00
Five Deals in Hudson This Week: March 2, 2011 - Tweet this news back into a movie house of the past at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Experience the 1928 silent Buster Keaton comedy -Steamboat Bill Jr-. with live accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ, March 5 at 7:30 pm. .. - Date : Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:39:23 GMT+00:00
Alloy Orchestra accompanies Metropolis - The Sophian Tweet this news
The Sophian--Compositions include scores for such classics as Nosferatu, The Phantom of the Opera and Buster Keaton's -Steamboat Bill-, -Jr-., which they performed at numerous film festivals and cultural events. They also added Roger Miller to the li - Date : Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:27:35 GMT+00:00

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