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Daydreams (1922)

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Not to be confused with the 1922 Buster Keaton comedy of the same name, the 1919 Goldwyn production Day Dreams was a vehicle for the immensely talented Madge Kennedy. The star is cast as Primrose, a gawky shepherdess whose head is filled with dreams of being carried off by a Knight in Shining Armor. Wealthy concrete manufacturer Geroge Graham (John Bowers) is in love with Primrose, but can make no headway with the girl because of her silly daydreams. Graham decides to disillusion the girl by purchasing a castle and hiring an imposter as her long-awaited White Knight, hoping that she will be so disappointed by her "dream lover" that she will settle for Graham as her sweetheart. But Primrose overhears Graham's scheme and decides to have little fun with her would-be boyfriend. Both hero and heroine spend the rest of the picture trying to outfox each other, but the end result is pre-destined, with the two giggling protagonists falling into each other's arms.

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Critic Reviews for Daydreams

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Lively slapstick short about a failed dreamer.

Full Review… | October 18, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Daydreams

Day Dreams is broken up into different segments and is the least story driven of Buster's shorts I've seen so far. It runs at 23 minutes in length even though it was originally shot as a three-reel film. The reason being that several minutes of footage has been lost to time and only stills remain (Kino does a great job of inserting the correct stills with a note or two describing what we are missing out on) thus cutting the run time to what we currently have. It's amazing that the film exists at all and thus is a great treasure and one that I'm proud to own as the only copy was eventually discovered in Czechoslovakia. The intertitles are all redone to suit the film as the originals were also lost.

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

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½

Not one of Buster's better shorts. It's too episodic, includes a creepy suicide element and has no emotional pull at all. His acrobatic climb around a moving steamboat wheel is the best reason to see this one.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

½

One of Buster Keaton's least plot-driven shorts, but also one of his funniest. Even the oddly morbid ending made me laugh out loud. Not sure why this one remains so unknown, it's very funny.

Hannah Megill
Hannah Megill

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