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film muto un miliardario e la sua fidanzata finiscono per sbaglio su un transatlantico mandato alla deriva da alcuni malviventi che hanno anche rapito il padre della ragazza. la nave si arena nei pressi di un'isola i cui selvaggi abitanti rapiscono la fanciulla. il miliardario la libera. quando tutto sembra perduto emerge un sommergibile che li libera...
Buster Keaton revisits his familiar persona of a spoiled society dandy thrown into the surreal world. Young millionaire Rollo Treadway (the sap in the family tree, according to a title card) embarks on a long voyage to nurse his broken heart when his lady love, Kathryn McGuire, turns down his proposal of marriage. Of course he winds up on the wrong dock and boards a derelict ship, which (as luck would have it) McGuire has also boarded. Foreign spies set the ship adrift on the high seas, stranding the pampered heirs, who must now fend for themselves. Keaton indulges in his love of Rube Goldberg contraptions with an elaborate jungle of levers and hatches that turns a giant galley into a veritable automat and dives into 20th-century technology when he dons a diving suit for a hilarious underwater sequence. McGuire makes a marvelous comic partner for Keaton, a gifted physical comedian and a spunky love interest, while the ship plays straight man to their pratfalls and gags, practically coming alive like a haunted house in their first terrified night aboard. The match between man and massive machine proved so successful that Keaton returned to the concept for his two greatest comedies, The General and Steamboat Bill Jr. Also featured are a pair of appropriately aquatic shorts: The Boat, in which Buster packs his family into a leaky houseboat, and The Love Nest, which pits castaway Buster against a despotic captain. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to the DVD edition.
THE NAVAGATOR is one of Buster's great ones. A classic. The majority of the movie is on the boat "The Navigator". Many very funny moments and great stunts. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2001 by Brother Frank
Many silent films have lived past their copyright expiration and are now in public domain. This allows any hack with enough will to put out old films on DVD and charge what the... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2000 by Nate Goyer