America’s great film director-actor Buster Keaton, discussed by film critic Andrew Sarris and Raymond Rohauer, cinema historian, with some unusual perspectives on his goals and motivations. Illustrated with many film excerpts from 1917 to 1928. Rohauer knew Keaton and was partly responsible from rescuing many of his old films from destruction. Sarris is a leading film critic who has often written about Keaton. Excerpts include portions of “The General”, “Cops”, “Frozen North”, “The Boat”, “Sherlock, Jr.” and others. Rohauer also describes rescuing Keaton’s films from a garage and talking with Keaton at the end of his life when he had been forgotten.
Director: Merrill Brockway.
Writer: Stephan Chodorov.
Stars: James Macandrew (host), Raymond Rohauer, Andrew Sarris.
Keaton was hardly forgotten near the end of his life. He was more popular than he’d been in years, thanks to many TV guest appearances and the revivals of his films.