Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buster Keaton Can Can

A fan did this amazing Buster Keaton montage to the tune of "Hooked on a Can Canl". I'm trying to identify what movies all the bits are from. And a couple of them are very familiar but I can't place exactly what movie they're from. Help?

(Links take you to where you can watch the movie in question free online)

*Dumped off a train -- The High Sign
*Sit up, cock hat at girl -- The Balloonatic
*Out window onto sidewalk / Run into big guy and run off -- The Goat
*Tumble over deck rope -- The Love Nest
*Boiled egg balance -- The Navigator (1924)
*Oncoming headlights -- Hard Luck
*Bouncing leap -- The Paleface
*Leap onto waiter -- The Three Ages (1923)
*Legs flying tumble -- Coney Island
*Clonking caveman -- The Three Ages (1923)
*Golf swing tumble -- Convict 13
*Boxing bop -- Battling Butler (1926) (All I could get was a clip, not the whole film. Sorry.)
*Broom spin and tumble -- The Butcher Boy
*Backflip -- Coney Island
*Dancing cartwheel in drag -- Hollywood Revue of 1929 (Clips with Buster)
*Spinning around room -- One Week
*Dance -- Grand Slam Opera
*Dance and dragged off by cop -- Neighbors
*Highland Fling -- The Garage
*Leap onto bed -- Grand Slam Opera
*Dangling Spin -- Speak Easily
*Stroll into tumble over woman -- My Wife's Relations
*Bump off bus fender -- The Cameraman
*Derailing handcar -- The General (1927) (Sorry about the intro and cheesy music. A much better one is available on Netflix.)
*Dangling from chandelier -- ?
*Toss from tub into car that rolls -- The Garage
*Tossed by crowd into backward roll -- The Saphead
*Plank on head by hole in wall -- The Cameraman
*Conked on sidewalk -- Seven Chances
*Conked playing ukulele -- Pest from the West (Clip only, sorry)
*Upside down dangling horse mount -- Hard Luck
*Rowing horse -- Hard Luck
*Blind gallop in dress with umbrella -- Our Hospitality (1923)
*Whip horse into stroll -- ?
*Wooden horse getaway -- The Scarecrow (1920)
*Backward on horse -- The Paleface
*Chased by cop -- Daydreams
*Run in devil suit -- Go West (1925)
*Dive under legs / Passing car yank offscreen -- Cops (1922)
*Dive thru window into costume / Dive through the peddler's tray -- Sherlock, Jr.
*Rifle routine -- The High Sign
*Backslap drink catch -- ?
*Dance with girl -- ?
*Dancing drop -- ?
*Harem dancer -- Hollywood Revue of 1929 (Clips with Buster)
*Dance with girl -- ?
*Jumping rope with taffy -- My Wife's Relations (Sorry, can't find one with sound except on Netflix)
*Downspout into window -- The High Sign
*Cowboy tumble -- Go West (1925)
*High jump onto head -- College
*Sink into hatch -- The Love Nest
*Dog chase in ruins and thru windows -- The Scarecrow (1920)
*Dog bites butt -- The Garage
*Dropped on floor - My Wife's Relations (Sorry, can't find one with sound except on Netflix)
*Off fence onto face -- The Goat
*Kicked into breakdance -- The Butcher Boy
*Knocked off pommel horse -- Sidewalks of New York
*Rope jerk into breakdance -- Steamboat Bill Jr.
*Motorcycle mishap / Car into river -- Sherlock, Jr.
*Bottom of car drives off -- One Week
*Collapsing car -- The Three Ages (1923)
*Paddlewheel treadmill -- Daydreams
*Rooftop tumble -- The Cameraman
*Pajama dance with tall woman -- Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
*Boxing leap -- Battling Butler (1926)
*Long tumbles -- Seven Chances
*Yanked off rock ledge -- Our Hospitality (1923)
*Dance with costumed soldiers -- Free and Easy (Do NOT watch this one if you love Buster. If he'd have been reduced to selling two-bit blowjobs in bus station men's rooms at least his humiliation would have been a private thing he'd have taken to his grave. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do more -- cry or vomit.)
*Two dancing Busters -- The Playhouse
*Low dance into tumble -- Grand Slam Opera
*Double butt kick -- The Scarecrow (1920)
*Escalator tumble / Tumble off table -- The Electric House
*Collapsing deck chair -- The Navigator (1924)
*Boxing ring tumble -- Battling Butler (1926)
*Kicked out door -- The General (1927) (Sorry about the intro and cheesy music. A much better one is available on Netflix.)
*Baseball bats -- College
*Backward down hatch stairs -- Steamboat Bill Jr.
*Backtumble in rapids -- Our Hospitality (1923)
*Thru wall into guy -- Sherlock, Jr.
*Inside rolling boat -- The Boat
*Leap into wind -- Steamboat Bill Jr.
*Train demolishes house -- One Week
*Water tower plunge -- Sherlock, Jr. (He broke his neck shooting that bit.)
*Chased by mini cannon -- The Navigator (1924)
*Leap and fall through awnings -- The Three Ages (1923) (Footage of injury accident turned into gag)
*Disintegrating barrel tumble -- Go West (1925)
*Dodging boulders -- Seven Chances
*Swinging waterfall rescue -- Our Hospitality
*Throwing wood at cannon -- The General (1927) (Sorry about the intro and cheesy music. A much better one is available on Netflix.)
*Falling wall -- Steamboat Bill Jr.
*Lion salute -- The Three Ages (1923)
*The End -- The Blacksmith


OperationCounterstrike said...

Yeah, Buster Keaton was a wild man. He did his own stunts. He was seriously willing to die for his art.

Have you seen the "Twilight Zone" episode featuring him?

The only one I like better than him is WC "Who took the cork out of my lunch?" Fields.

GrannyGrump said...

I don't think it was so much a willingness to die as a grasp of exactly how far he could push his luck. Though when he was standing waiting for the wall to fall on him he didn't care if it crushed him or not, since he'd just gotten the news the day before that his studio was being shut down.

Irritated_Prof said...

Wow! Incredible job ID-ing all those clips!