1921, Comedy, 22m0 Reviews 250+ Ratings
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Dec 25, 2011"Hard Luck" is 21 minutes in length and is another of his shorts that has truly black humor as the subject of the film revolves around Buster playing a down and out guy who tries and fails to commit suicide (in various hilarious moments). Buster Keaton himself said that the end gag, which unfortunately is lost to time (3 minutes total), was his favorite and most laughable gag in his career. "Hard Luck" was lost for over 60 years, even through Buster's death, and it's a wonder we have it today in such a close to complete version. The film does a good job of detailing what happens as Buster jumps from the high dive and then transitions to the hole in the ground and tells more details via inter-title about what happens next and ends with a single still image that sums it up! I won't spoil it because it was Buster's personal favorite gag and is truly laugh out loud hilarious! This short is a must see!Chris B Super Reviewer
Dec 22, 2011Wonderful short with botched suicide attempts, hilarious ways to mount a horse and a climactic high dive -- into the ground? -- that doesn't even seem humanly possible to survive.Eric B Super Reviewer
Sep 03, 2010Keaton constantly fails to commit suicide in this black comedy. It's hilarious.Aj V Super Reviewer
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