Overall Rank: 1976
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 29
Theatrical Release Date: 05/20/1928
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/06/2010
Genre: Family, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Charles Reisner
Actors: Tom McGuire, Buster Keaton, Tom Lewis, Marion Byron, Ernest Torrence
Plot: A sailor meets his son for the first time... and he turns out to be a huge disappointment. -- sapien
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Dooey327 - wrote on 12/16/2010
Though I haven't seen many Buster Keaton films yet, which I will continue to remedy, I found this movie funny, fascinating and technically amazing. Thouroughly enjoyed watching
sapien - wrote on 04/06/2010
There just wasn't much that was funny in this movie. It's kinda disappointing since it's a Buster Keaton movie.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/29/2012
William Canfield Jr. (Keaton) reunites with his father William "Steamboat Bill" Canfield Senior (Torrence). Steamboat Bill is disappointed upon seeing his peculiar son who knows the John James King's (McGuire) daughter Kitty (Byron). Canfield senior gets imprisoned for a crime and his son tries to free him. A cyclone arrives while it changes the direction of the families involved. The production is large and direction was superb. Though it had a few coincidental incidents, this is one of the best film's created during its time. It showcases the talented Keaton in full physical display despite the light and non-nonsensical plot. Three Ages is still the best Keaton picture in my perception, though Steamboat Bill Jr. comes in a close second.
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