NEIGHBORS is notable for its acrobatic climax involving "The Flying Escalantes" (Buster Keaton would enlist their talents again for his 1934 two-reeler ALLEZ-OOP) as well as the appearance of Joe Keaton portraying (naturally) Buster's father. Virginia Fox, his most frequent leading lady, makes her first appearance here. She married producer Darryl Zanuck in 1923 and retired from the screen.
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Brilliant, but like many of Keaton's films, marred by racist humor, which he overused even fore the times.
There are things in life I have fallen in love with again and again: The Beatles' music, Baseball, the little Village of Hampton I grew up in and Buster Keaton. I thought I had seen all of the Keaton short subjects when I was in NYC at the Film Forum. Here is one I missed then and it is tremendous with acrobatics and mechanical deceptions aplenty. Laughing out loud, alone in my barren new apartment, I found again why I adore this man, Buster was so, so good.
Classic Buster Keaton...
This short has so much going on, it's just full on gags and tons of fun. The sequence with the shoulder stands is not to be missed.