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Go West

This has Buster Keaton slipping over a series of comedy stunts that cause but mild laughter.

Buster Keaton Kathleen Myers Howard Truesdale

This has Buster Keaton slipping over a series of comedy stunts that cause but mild laughter.

Buster manages to hop a freight car on the AT&SF. It is a car loaded with barrels of potatoes and he starts a barrel slide through a little phoney-baloney risley work. That is good for a laugh, as is also the scene when Buster flops out of the car into the Arizona desert. Then his troubles begin. He gets a job as a cow hand and makes a pet of Brown Eyes, one of the milch cows in the herd. The ranch owner decides to ship 1,000 head to market and includes the cow, but when the hand tries to save her he is paid off.

A rival rancher, objecting to the early sale of the live stock because he is holding out for a price on his beeves, tries to wreck the train and cause the shipment to be lost, but it is the comic cowhand that saves the day.

The trouble with the picture is that too much of it is shot in the distance and the audience does not get a chance to watch the action sufficiently close to get the benefit of whatever laughs there might have been in the shots.

Go West

Production: Keaton/M-G-M. Director Buster Keaton; Screenplay Buster Keaton, Raymond Cannon; Camera Elgin Lessley, Bert Haines

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1925. Running time: 69 MIN.

With: Buster Keaton Kathleen Myers Howard Truesdale

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