1923, Cohen Media, 73 min, USA, Dir: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton

The famous Hatfields & McCoys feud is the basis for this landmark film, one of Keaton’s earliest - and most successful - attempts to bring dramatic weight and visual complexity to his comedy without sacrificing the laughs. Building on a classic action-movie structure, Buster supplies some of his most dazzling pieces of hilarious spectacle, including a train riding up and down the hills of Pennsylvania with comic elegance.

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