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Steamboat Bill Jr./College

Street Date:
February 14th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
Kino Lorber
134 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Buster Keaton, Marion Byron, Ernest Torrence, Tom McGuire


Charles Reisner, James W. Horne

Plot Synopsis:

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. was Buster Keaton s last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. He stars as the effete son of a gruff riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence), who struggles to earn his father s respect (and the love of beautiful Marion Byron). But the film is best remembered for the climactic cyclone sequence a slapstick tour-de-force in which Keaton s comedic stunts are performed amid the full-scale destruction of an entire town.
A stone-faced response to Harold Lloyd s The Freshman, COLLEGE follows a frail scholar as he tries to win the heart of a girl (Anne Cornwall) through athletics. Keaton used his own physical agility to brilliant comic effect, as his character suffers a series of crushing failures. But the greatest surprise comes at the end, when the scrawny intellectual finally releases the physical tiger within.

Technical Specs

  • 2-Film Blu-ray Set

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.33:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA


  • Orchestral score by Timothy Brock
  • Organ score by Lee Erwin
  • Audio commentary by film historians Michael Schlesinger and Stan Taffel
  • Introduction by Serge Bromberg
  • Vintage Alka-Seltzer commercial starring Buster Keaton
  • Music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
  • Organ score by John Muri
  • Audio commentary by Rob Farr
  • Tour of filming locations, by John Bengtson, author of Silent Echoes
  • Introduction by Serge Bromberg
  • Introduction by Lillian Gish
  • Run, Girl, Run, a 1928 collegiate comedy starring Carole Lombard
  • The Scribe (1966), Keaton's final on-screen performance