The Silent Partner
Comedic genius Buster Keaton plays a former silent-film star named Kelsey Dutton. Dutton watches the Academy Awards® on television in a bar; in flashbacks, Keaton re-enacts Dutton's silent comedies. The silent-film parody is close enough to Keaton's old work to be poignant and funny yet different enough to be part of Dutton's character. This interesting and rare show from the "Screen Directors Playhouse" (originally broadcast on December 21, 1955) features Zasu Pitts, Joe E. Brown, Jack Elam and Bob Hope.