Two of my favorite Buster Keaton films are The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Amazon link to a dvd set which includes both) – then again, I love him in everything he was ever in – from his iconic silents to his outrageously fun The Passionate Plumber and from In the Good Ole Summertime to Beach Blanket Bingo… the man was simply brilliant.
The photos, here, are from The General (1926) and picture the lovely Marion Mack with him.
Buster Keaton and Marion Mack, The General
Oddly enough, although Buster Keaton is clearly the star of this film, he is listed last in the credits! I’m not sure what this signified, if anything, but I’m certain it was of Buster’s own choosing.
Buster Keaton always named The General as his favorite of his films. I am fairly obsessed with reading what film or films was an actor or actress’s favorites from their body of work. I always wish, however, that they’d elaborate on WHY the particular film stands out.
It can be tough to find silent films (as well as other old Hollywood movies) on dvd, which is why I buy all of my favorites. The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. are available on Amazon as a set. I’ve had to buy all of Buster’s films in “sets” because I have so much trouble finding them individually!