Steamboat Bill, Jr./The Rebukes
Dir. Charles Reisner. USA, 1928. 1h 10m. Starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, Tom McGuire, Tom Lewis.
Oxford's own ukulele super-group are back! This time playing tunes from late 1920s before a special screening of this silent comedy classic.
The undisputed king of physical comedy Buster Keaton stars in this tender story of star-crossed lovers. Miraculous stunt-work and dizzy slapstick provide a barrel of laughs, including one of Keaton’s most iconic set-pieces involving a falling house and an open window.
‘Keaton makes it look easy. The final storm sequence is a breathtaking apocalypse.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian