Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts


Directed by               Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Produced by             Joseph Schenck
Scenario by               Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton          
Starring                     Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox
Cinematography       Elgin Lessley
Distributed by           Metro Pictures
Release date               March 14, 1921
Running time             22 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


"Hard Luck" is a short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 


Buster Keaton is a depressed young man, who tries multiple times unsuccessfully to end his life. This bad luck turns for the better, however, as he gets a job in a scientific project. He then meets a lovely huntress and risks his life to save her from a dangerous bandit. Will he find love, or will bad luck come back to haunt him again?


The film enjoys a nice rating in IMDB.


Hard Luck (1921) on IMDb



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Joe Roberts and Buster Keaton in Hard Luck 1921 105

   Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts