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
Cinematography       Elgin Lessley
Distributed by           First National Pictures Inc.
Release date               August 28, 1922
Running time             17 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles

"The Frozen North" is a short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 


Here is what you should know in order to enjoy this film to the fullest:

- this is the only film of Buster Keaton, where he plays a bad guy, so we don't sympathize with him as usual

- this is as much a comedy, as it is a surrealistic parody: Buster Keaton takes digs at two of his contemporary directors (see slide show)

- a few minutes of the footage are missing, which does not help to follow the continuity, if any

- the quality of the print is not great compared to the other high-resolution films of Buster Keaton that we stream, so you should lower your expectations.



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Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts in The Frozen North 1922 4

   Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts