The Frozen North (1922)
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"The Frozen North" is another of the Short Films Collection running from 1920-1923 before Keaton got into feature lengths and runs at 17 minutes. The film isn't near the top of his works but has some funny gags including the fishing scene and some of the stories black humor is super dark until the ending reveals that it was a dream. This is definitely on the darker side as Buster plays "The Bad Man" and is seen in a different light, hence the ending. Worth a watch in order to see Buster in a different role than he was used to doing.
A strange short for Keaton, with a lot of distasteful gags. He's the same vulnerable little man with the blank expression, but he's not a "good guy" at all this time. Some cute humor involving snowshoes...not much else. The opening sight gag ("Last stop on the subway") is more clever than almost everything that follows.
Keaton gets himself into all kinds of messes out in the frozen north. Pretty funny, but it could've been funnier.
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