OUR HOSPITALITY (1923) B/W "silent" 74m dirs: Jack Blystone, Buster Keaton

w/Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton (Buster's father), Buster Keaton Jr. (Buster's son), Kitty Bradbury, Joe Roberts

From Georges Sadoul's Dictionary of Films: "A situation comedy about a blood feud in the American South. A prologue establishes the baby, William McKay (Keaton, Jr.), as the last of his line, which has been decimated by the Canfields. Twenty-one years later in the middle of the 19th century, William (Keaton) returns to the South from New York to claim his family estate and falls in love with Virginia Canfield (Talmadge). The Canfields must kill him because of the blood feud but, because of their code of chivalry, he is safe while he is a guest in their home. ...

"Many of the gags stem from Keaton's attempts to remain in the Canfield house. He makes excellent use of an antediluvian locomotive as later he was to do in The General ... . Both The General and Our Hospitality are among Keaton's best films."