Steamboat Bill, Jr.

  • Year: 1928
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Director: Buster Keaton,
  • Duration: 71min
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Original language: Without dialogues

Bill Sr is the captain of a tatty old pleasure boat who hasn’t seen his son since the boy was a baby. He’s hoping for a strapping lad to help out with the business. But Bill Jr (Keaton) turns out to be a delicate aesthete with an absurd ukelele and annoying bohemian beret. Even worse, he’s in love with Kitty the daughter of JJ King the arrogant owner of a rival boat!

A Romeo-and-Juliet drama involving miraculous physical comedy and stunt-work, accompanied with live piano music!