Battling Butler
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Battling Butler has to be the strangest of Buster Keaton's silent features. Based on the musical comedy of the same name, the film casts Keaton as wimpy millionaire Alfred Butler, who goes on a vacation in the mountains in the company of his faithful valet (Snitz Edwards). While communing with nature, Alfred falls in love with a beautiful young girl (Sally O'Neil), who barely acknowledges his existence. Without his master's knowledge, the valet tries to smooth the path of romance by telling the girl that Alfred is, in reality, boxing champion Battling Butler (Francis McDonald). The… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's no room for Buster to stretch out; none of the rhythms are remotely like his own."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Has one of the funniest fight scenes ever filmed"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Fails to connect with any powerful punches."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the Great Stone Face's lesser vehicles but still worth a look."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lybarger Links
"Pugilism and Freud"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Below par, at least for the unrivaled master of silent comedy."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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