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The Gold Ghost (1934)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Western | 16 March 1934 (USA)
Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Ewart Adamson (story), Nicholas T. Barrows (story) | 2 more credits »
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Buster Keaton ... Wally
Warren Hymer ... Bugs Kelly
Dorothy Dix ... Gloria
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Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.

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Short | Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Both Gold and Ghost
11 July 2010 | by frankebeSee all my reviews

Well, maybe Fool's Gold... No it's not "vintage" Keaton, but it's pretty dang good! Educational Pictures gets slammed all the time for being so low-budget, but here is a whole broken-down frontier's town for Buster to play with, complete with ghosts, mobsters, and a dang hell of a lot of extras! It's a quickie-film, as if Buster were trying out sound for the first time to see what he could do, and on a very smallish experimental level I think it works pretty good. Of the entire 16 Educational shorts he made, my vote for best of the bunch is "The Chemist". ("Grand Slam" has been over-rated for years, and doesn't come close, in my opinion.) Buy the set from Kino and check these out for yourself!


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