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Also Known As: Died: February 1, 1966
Born: October 4, 1895 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Piqua, Kansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The General (1927) as Director
In this silent film, a Confederate engineer fights to save his train and his girlfriend from the Union army.
2.
Battling Butler (1926) as Director
To win the heart of a mountain girl, a milquetoast pretends to be a boxing champion.
3.
Seven Chances (1925) as Director
To inherit a fortune, a man races to find a bride by 7 p.m.
4.
Go West (1925) as Director
A small-town boy travels West in search of a new life as a cowboy.
5.
The Navigator (1924) as Director
In this silent film, two members of the idle rich have to move fast when they're stranded on an abandoned luxury liner.
6.
Sherlock, Jr. (1924) as Director
In this silent film, a movie projectionist dreams himself into a mystery movie.
7.
The Balloonatic (1923) as Director
A zany couple endures outdoor hardships trying to prove their survival skills to each other.
8.
Three Ages (1923) as Director
Men in three different ages each face off against a burly villain for love of a woman.
9.
Our Hospitality (1923) as Director
In this silent film, a man returns home to the old South and gets caught between feuding families.
10.
Cops (1922) as Director
In this silent film, a misunderstanding sends an entire city police force after a young man.
11.
Frozen North, The (1922) as Director
12.
My Wife's Relations (1922) as Director
13.
The Blacksmith (1922) as Director
In this silent film, Buster Keaton wreaks havoc in a blasksmith's shop.
14.
Playhouse, The (1921) as Director
15.
Boat, The (1921) as Director
16.
Convict 13 (1920) as Director

Cast (feature film)

17.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
18.
Three Stooges Follies, The (1974) as Himself (Archival Footage)
Released to theaters in 1974, this collection of vintage Columbia short subjects included: "Yes, We Have No Bonanza" with The Three Stooges; "Violent Is the Word for Curly" with The Three Stooges; "You Nazty Spy!" with The Three Stooges (replaced by "Men in Black" for the nontheatrical reissue); "Nothing But Pleasure" with Buster Keaton; "Strife of the Party" with Vera Vague; Chapter 1 of the 1943 "Batman" serial with Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft; and "America Sings with Kate Smith."
19.
War Italian Style (1967) as General Von Kassler
In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler aide Inge Schultze who lets them escape with fake war plans, only Joe and Frank steal the real war plans which pave way for the Allied victory. Months later, the duo once again come up against Von Kassler when they are captured at Anzio and try to outwit the Nazis a second time.
20.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) as Erronius
Madcap musical set in ancient Rome, where a clever slave connives to win his freedom.
21.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) as Himself
The surfing gang rescues a beautiful singer from evil bikers.
22.
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) as Bwana
When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.
23.
Sergeant Deadhead (1965) as Private Blinken
After accidentally getting launched into space, a sergeant suffers from a personality change and a look-alike replacement must stand in for him at his wedding.
24.
Pajama Party (1964) as Chief Rotten Eagle
A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.
25.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Jimmy the Crook
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
26.
The Great Chase (1962) as
27.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) as Lion tamer
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave.
28.
When Comedy Was King (1960) as
A compilation of funny moments from the top comedians of the silent era.
29.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Train conductor, San Francisco to Ft. Kearney
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
30.
Limelight (1953) as Calvero's partner
A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time.
32.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as Himself
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
33.
The Lovable Cheat (1949) as Goulard
34.
You're My Everything (1949) as Butler in movie
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
35.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) as Hickey
In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.
36.
God's Country (1946) as Old Tarp
Lee Preston, aka Leland Bruce (Robert Lowery) kills a man in self defense but flees to the redwood country when the law makes it a murder charge. There he meets Lynn O'Malley (Helen Gilbert), the niece of Sandy McTavish (William Farnum) who runs the trading post. Lee learns the reason why this is good trapping country is because the timber barons across the lake are ruthlessly cutting the trees and driving the animals across the river. The trappers appeal to him to take a petition to the Governor which would prohibit the timber people from coming to their side of the lake. At first, because he is a wanted man, he refuses but does so later for the sake of the people even though he knows it will lead to his arrest.
37.
She Went to the Races (1945) as Bellboy
A pretty scientist with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer.
38.
That's the Spirit (1945) as L. M.
39.
That Night with You (1945) as Sam
40.
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Bus driver
41.
Forever and a Day (1943) as Plumber
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
42.
Moderno Barba-Azul, El (1943)
In the final days of WWII, an earnest but somewhat dense sailor (played by Buster Keaton) is lost at sea. Months later, he makes a landing, but, not realizing that the war is over and thinking that he is in Japan, he surrenders to Mexican police, who mistake him for a serial killer. Thrown in a jail cell with an American thug, he is to be hanged next morning, when suddenly a rocket scientist offers him and his cellmate a chance to avoid execution if they pilot an experimental atomic rocket to the Moon. The unlucky duo (plus the scientist's beautiful niece who ends up in the rocket by accident) go into space, but a mishap makes them land back in Mexico within miles of their point of departure. Thinking that they are on the Moon, the trio attempt to communicate with the natives who, of course, think them crazy, until the situation resolves itself.
43.
46.
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49.
New Moon (1940) as Bondsman
A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana.
51.
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940) as William Dalton
52.
Li'l Abner (1940) as Lonesome Polecat
55.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Himself
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
57.
Ditto (1937)
59.
60.
61.
62.
Mixed Magic (1936)
63.
Jail Bait (1936)
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71.
Allez Oop (1934)
72.
73.
What--No Beer? (1933) as Elmer J. Butts
When Prohibition ends, a barber tries to get in the liquor business only to come up against mobsters.
74.
The Passionate Plumber (1932) as Elmer [E. Tuttle]
A woman hires a plumber to make her lover jealous.
75.
Speak Easily (1932) as Professor [Timoleon Zanders] Post
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
76.
77.
Sidewalks of New York (1931) as [Homer Van Dine] Harmon
A society boy gets mixed up with gangsters when he falls for a girl from the slums.
78.
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) as Reginald Irving
A henpecked husband gets in hot water when he becomes a landlord.
79.
Buster se marie (1931) as Reggie Irving
80.
Estrellados (1930) as Canuto Cuadratín
81.
Free and Easy (1930) as Elmer Butts
A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star.
82.
¡De frente, marchen! (1930) as Canuto de la Montera
83.
Doughboys (1930) as Elmer Stuyvesant
A young eccentric joins the Army and tries to outwit his temperamental sergeant.
84.
Spite Marriage (1929) as Elmer
In this silent film, an actress marries a tailor's assistant to get back at a faithless suitor.
85.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) as
Sketches and songs give MGM's silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
86.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) as Steamboat Bill, Jr.
In this silent film, a student tries to win a rival captain's daughter after taking over his father's riverboat.
87.
The Cameraman (1928) as Buster
In this silent film, a photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a movie queen.
88.
The General (1927) as Johnnie Gray
In this silent film, a Confederate engineer fights to save his train and his girlfriend from the Union army.
89.
College (1927) as The boy
In this silent film, a high school egghead becomes a football hero in college.
90.
Battling Butler (1926) as Alfred Butler
To win the heart of a mountain girl, a milquetoast pretends to be a boxing champion.
91.
Go West (1925) as Friendless
A small-town boy travels West in search of a new life as a cowboy.
92.
Seven Chances (1925) as James Shannon
To inherit a fortune, a man races to find a bride by 7 p.m.
93.
The Navigator (1924) as Buster [The Sap]
In this silent film, two members of the idle rich have to move fast when they're stranded on an abandoned luxury liner.
94.
Sherlock, Jr. (1924) as Sherlock, Jr.
In this silent film, a movie projectionist dreams himself into a mystery movie.
95.
The Balloonatic (1923)
A zany couple endures outdoor hardships trying to prove their survival skills to each other.
96.
Character Studies (1923)
Stage star Carter DeHaven "transforms" himself into a series of screen stars.
97.
Three Ages (1923) as The Hero
Men in three different ages each face off against a burly villain for love of a woman.
98.
Our Hospitality (1923) as William McKay
In this silent film, a man returns home to the old South and gets caught between feuding families.
99.
The Blacksmith (1922)
In this silent film, Buster Keaton wreaks havoc in a blasksmith's shop.
100.
101.
Cops (1922)
In this silent film, a misunderstanding sends an entire city police force after a young man.
103.
Boat, The (1921)
104.
105.
The Garage (1920)
Two bumblers run a fire department out of their auto repair shop.
106.
The Saphead (1920) as Bertie Van Alstyne
A miner's playboy son fights to save the family business from his unscrupulous brother-in-law.
107.
Convict 13 (1920)
108.
Love (1919)
109.
Back Stage (1919)
110.
111.
Cook, The (1918)
112.
113.
Out West (1918)
114.
Moonshine (1918)
115.
Country Hero, A (1917)
This was the film debut of Joe Keaton, Buster's dad. In one scene he kicks each of the principals into a horse trough. Roscoe owns a blacksmith shop and Joe a garage in the town of Jazzville. They are rivals for schoolteacher Alice but join forces against new arrival Al. Buster performs at a village ball.
116.
117.
Coney Island (1917)
In this silent short, a vacationing man tries to evade his wife until another man goes after her.
118.
119.
His Wedding Night (1917)
In a drugdstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.
120.
Oh, Doctor! (1917)

Writer (feature film)

121.
Bachelor, The (1999) as From Film ("Seven Chances")
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy's grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
122.
The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939) as Original Story
123.
The Jones Family in Quick Millions (1939) as Original Story
124.
The General (1927) as Writer
In this silent film, a Confederate engineer fights to save his train and his girlfriend from the Union army.
125.
Go West (1925) as Story
A small-town boy travels West in search of a new life as a cowboy.
126.
The Balloonatic (1923) as Screenwriter
A zany couple endures outdoor hardships trying to prove their survival skills to each other.
127.
The Blacksmith (1922) as Screenwriter
In this silent film, Buster Keaton wreaks havoc in a blasksmith's shop.
128.
Cops (1922) as Screenwriter
In this silent film, a misunderstanding sends an entire city police force after a young man.
129.
Frozen North, The (1922) as Screenwriter
130.
My Wife's Relations (1922) as Screenwriter
131.
Playhouse, The (1921) as Screenwriter
132.
Boat, The (1921) as Screenwriter
133.
Convict 13 (1920) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

134.
Le plombier amoureux (1932) as Producer

Editing (feature film)

135.
Cops (1922)
In this silent film, a misunderstanding sends an entire city police force after a young man.
136.

Production Companies (feature film)

137.
Speak Easily (1932) as Company
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
138.
The Passionate Plumber (1932) as Company
A woman hires a plumber to make her lover jealous.
139.
Le plombier amoureux (1932) as Company
140.
Sidewalks of New York (1931) as Company
A society boy gets mixed up with gangsters when he falls for a girl from the slums.
141.
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) as Company
A henpecked husband gets in hot water when he becomes a landlord.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

142.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Technical Advisor
143.
I Dood It (1943) as Tech adv on comedy seq
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
144.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Comedy adv
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."

Cast (special)

145.
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1954) as Dr Bradley
The story of Sheridan Whiteside, a famous author who visits a couple, the Stanleys, intending to stay only for dinner -- until he accidentally breaks his hip and is confined to the Stanley home for six weeks. The plot revolves around the havoc Sheridan causes with his opinionated view of life. Based

Director (short)

146.
Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (1938)
This short film takes a look at strange yet still existing laws in the U.S.A.
147.
The Love Nest (1923)
On the run from a shattered romance, a young man boards a whaling ship in this silent short film.
148.
My Wife's Relations (1922)
In this silent short film, a judge accidentally marries a young innocent into a hard-living Irish family.
149.
Daydreams (1922)
A small town girl fantasizes about the jobs her sweetheart writes home about after moving to the big city in this silent short film.
150.
The Frozen North (1922)
A stone-faced fool bumbles his way through the wilds of Alaska in this short silent comedy.
151.
The High Sign (1921)
An amusement park employee tries to save a pretty girl and her father from mobsters.
152.
The Boat (1921)
A man's attempts to restore a boat lead to a series of disasters in this short silent comedy.
153.
Haunted House (1921)
A bank teller gets mixed up with crooks hiding out in a haunted house in this short silent comedy.
154.
Neighbors (1921)
A young man falls for his neighbor despite the feud between their families in this silent short comedy.
155.
Hard Luck (1921)
An unemployed man has to learn hunting, fishing and riding in a hurry to land a job in this silent short comedy.
156.
The Goat (1921)
A photographer is mistaken for a ruthless criminal in this silent short comedy.
157.
Convict 13 (1920)
An innocent man gets sent to prison in place of a condemned murderer in this short silent comedy.
158.
One Week (1920)
Newlyweds receive a gift of a portable house that can be put together in one week.

Cast (short)

159.
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
160.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of a dance contest spend a day at Palm Springs with famous movie stars in this short film.
161.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of a dance contest spend a day at Palm Springs with famous movie stars in this short film.
162.
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)
This short film provides a musical and sketch comedy revue staged as a fiesta in Santa Barbara.
163.
The Love Nest (1923)
On the run from a shattered romance, a young man boards a whaling ship in this silent short film.
164.
My Wife's Relations (1922)
In this silent short film, a judge accidentally marries a young innocent into a hard-living Irish family.
165.
The Frozen North (1922)
A stone-faced fool bumbles his way through the wilds of Alaska in this short silent comedy.
166.
Daydreams (1922)
A small town girl fantasizes about the jobs her sweetheart writes home about after moving to the big city in this silent short film.
167.
The Goat (1921)
A photographer is mistaken for a ruthless criminal in this silent short comedy.
168.
Hard Luck (1921)
An unemployed man has to learn hunting, fishing and riding in a hurry to land a job in this silent short comedy.
169.
Haunted House (1921)
A bank teller gets mixed up with crooks hiding out in a haunted house in this short silent comedy.
170.
Neighbors (1921)
A young man falls for his neighbor despite the feud between their families in this silent short comedy.
171.
The Boat (1921)
A man's attempts to restore a boat lead to a series of disasters in this short silent comedy.
172.
The High Sign (1921)
An amusement park employee tries to save a pretty girl and her father from mobsters.
173.
Convict 13 (1920)
An innocent man gets sent to prison in place of a condemned murderer in this short silent comedy.
174.
One Week (1920)
Newlyweds receive a gift of a portable house that can be put together in one week.

Writer (short)

175.
The Love Nest (1923)
On the run from a shattered romance, a young man boards a whaling ship in this silent short film.
176.
My Wife's Relations (1922)
In this silent short film, a judge accidentally marries a young innocent into a hard-living Irish family.
177.
Daydreams (1922)
A small town girl fantasizes about the jobs her sweetheart writes home about after moving to the big city in this silent short film.
178.
The Frozen North (1922)
A stone-faced fool bumbles his way through the wilds of Alaska in this short silent comedy.
179.
Hard Luck (1921)
An unemployed man has to learn hunting, fishing and riding in a hurry to land a job in this silent short comedy.
180.
The High Sign (1921)
An amusement park employee tries to save a pretty girl and her father from mobsters.
181.
The Goat (1921)
A photographer is mistaken for a ruthless criminal in this silent short comedy.
182.
The Boat (1921)
A man's attempts to restore a boat lead to a series of disasters in this short silent comedy.
183.
Neighbors (1921)
A young man falls for his neighbor despite the feud between their families in this silent short comedy.
184.
Haunted House (1921)
A bank teller gets mixed up with crooks hiding out in a haunted house in this short silent comedy.
185.
One Week (1920)
Newlyweds receive a gift of a portable house that can be put together in one week.
186.
Convict 13 (1920)
An innocent man gets sent to prison in place of a condemned murderer in this short silent comedy.

Editing (short)

187.
One Week (1920)
Newlyweds receive a gift of a portable house that can be put together in one week.

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