||Buster Keaton (left) and Ernest Torrence.
Photograph: courtesy Kino Lorber.
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
B&W : Seven reels / 6400 feet
Directed by Charles F. Reisner
Cast: Buster Keaton [William Canfield Jr.], Ernest Torrence [William ‘Steamboat Bill’ Canfield Sr.], Marion Byron [Kitty King], Tom McGuire [J.J. King], Tom Lewis [Tom Carter, the Stonewall Jackson’s first mate]
Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Carl Harbaugh, from a screen story by Carl Harbaugh. Technical director, Fred Gabourie. Assistant director, Sandy Roth. Cinematography by J. Devereaux Jennings and Bert Haines. Intertitles by Carl Harbaugh. Edited by J. Sherman Kell. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 2 June 1928 by Joseph M. Schenck [LP25362]. Released 12 May 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / [?] Balio-UA p. ? lists the general release date as 15 July 1928.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.5380.
Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.
Keywords: Bankers - Barbers - Boats: Riverboats, Steamboats - Businessmen - College students - Cyclones - Families: Father-son relationships - Hats: Straw - Hurricanes - Jails - Musical instruments: Ukeleles - Police: Sheriffs - Small town life - Umbrellas - Water: Rivers - Weather: Cyclones
Listing updated: 24 September 2013.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.5380; Balio-UA p. ?; Bardèche-History p. 292; Brownlow-Parade pp. 488, 491, 492-493; Dardis-Keaton pp. 114, 147, 153-155, 166, 176, 253, 272, 293; Fell-History p. 96; Kerr-Silent pp. 8, 144, 213, 216, 217; Leish-Cinema p. 62; Limbacher-Feature p. 234; McGhee-Wayne pp. 111, 282; Schelly-Langdon pp. 61, 130; Shipman-Cinema p. 100; Sinyard-Silent pp. 111, 116, 118, 119; Sklar-Movie p. 120; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy pp. 169, 442.
Home video: DVD.
Online viewing: Internet Archive.