The Blacksmith
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The Blacksmith
The homely Longfellow poem about The Village Blacksmith"will never seem the same after viewing this two-reel spoof. (Buster Keaton) is the assistant to the town blacksmith (Joe Roberts), a big, mean-tempered sort. In the early '20s, it was common for a blacksmith to double as a car mechanic, and Keaton is equally inept at both tasks. This short is essentially a string of wonderful gags -- Keaton helps Virginia Fox's horse pick out just the right shoe, and he methodically and hilariously destroys a gleaming new Rolls Royce. By the end of the film, everyone is out to throttle Keaton… More

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"As The Blacksmith, [Buster Keaton] bungles horse grooming and auto repair with slapstick finesse."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Laugh-out-loud two-reeler."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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