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Battling Butler
(1926) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6970 feet
Directed by Buster Keaton

Cast: Buster Keaton [Alfred Butler], Sally O’Neil [the mountain girl], Walter James [her father], Buddy Fine [her brother], Snitz Edwards [Alfred’s valet], Francis McDonald [Alfred ‘Battling’ Butler], Mary O’Brien [his wife], Tom Wilson [his trainer], Eddie Borden [his manager]

Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated, producton; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Paul Gerard Smith (Paul Girard Smith), Albert Boasberg, Lex Neal and Charles H. Smith, from the adaptation by Ballard MacDonald of the musical play Battling Butler by Stanley Brightman and Austin Melford, with music by Philip Braham and lyrics by Douglas Furber. Technical direction by Fred Gabourie. Electrical effects by Ed Levy. Cinematography by J.D. Jennings (J. Devereaux Jennings) and Bert Haines. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 30 August 1926 by Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated [LP23068]. Premiered 22 August 1926 in New York, New York. Released [?] 4 or 19? September 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.


Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.

Keywords: Athletes: Boxers - Sports: Boxing

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Baer-Film p. 19; Brownlow-Parade p. 488; Dardis-Keaton pp. 67, 114, 122, 133, 134, 144, 145, 149, 173, 176, 190, 200, 272, 292; Eames-MGM p. 28; Kerr-Silent pp. 218, 236, 237, 243, 244; Kobal-Fifty p. 22; Limbacher-Feature p. 17; Maltin-Guide p. 86; Shipman-Cinema p. 93; Sinyard-Silent pp. 114, 115 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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