Our Hospitality (1923) - Rotten Tomatoes

Our Hospitality (1923)

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In this film, Buster Keaton travels down South to take charge of his family mansion. En route, Keaton befriends pretty Natalie Talmadge, who invites him to dinner. However, Keaton soon learns that he is the last surviving member of a family with whom Talmadge's kin have been feuding for years.

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Cast

Buster Keaton
as William McKay
Joe Keaton
as Lem Doolittle
Natalie Talmadge
as Virginia Canfield
Natalie Talmadge Keaton
as Virginia Canfield
Buster Keaton Jr.
as Willie as a baby
Joe Roberts
as Joseph Canfield
Leonard Clapham
as James Canfield
Craig Ward
as Lee Canfield
Ralph Bushman
as Clayton Canfield
Edward Coxen
as John McKay
Kitty Bradbury
as Aunt Mary
Ed Coxen
as John McKay
Monty Collins
as Rev. Dorsey
Jean Dumas
as Mrs. McKay
Monte Collins
as Rev. Benjamin Dorsey
James Duffy
as Sam Gardner
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Critic Reviews for Our Hospitality

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

The Keatons, four of them, combine to make this picture highly hilarious.

June 1, 2015 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

This is an unusual comedy picture, a novelty melange of dramatics, low comedy, laughs and thrills. Jean Havez has built up a comedy masterpiece about as serious a subject as a feud.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Buster's climactic rescue of his sweetheart from a waterfall is one of his most daringly acrobatic (and most celebrated) gags.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

With this work, Keaton began to display a dramatic sense to complement his comic sensibility -- like The General, it is built with the integrity of a high-adventure story.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Three generations of Keatons are featured, from Joseph the elder to Buster's own son, while the period detail is at once comic and -- believe it -- totally accurate.

June 1, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Radio Times

Buster Keaton's second feature as an independent is a gem.

September 2, 2007 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Our Hospitality

There are many amusing moments here (the bumpy train, the dangerous river ride, Keaton afraid of leaving his foes' house and be killed) and a good eye for props and elements (the dandy horse, the tunnel shaped like a train) that make this a funny, enjoyable comedy.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A man journeys to the South to claim his inheritance, but he falls in love with the daughter of a rival family along the way. One of the stunts during the third act is one of Keaton's most amazing physical achievements in a career of amazing physical achievements. Considering the time this film was made and the technology available, I am always in awe of Keaton's technical prowess no matter what film I'm watching. The story is a satire of Southern codes of honor, one of the first times I've seen Keaton criticizing Southern mores, and the result produces some madcap ridiculousness. Overall, Our Hospitality is funny, entertaining, and contains some vintage Keaton, a master of the silent medium.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Keaton gets in the middle of a family feud, hilarity ensues.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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