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The Railrodder ❤ Buster Keaton knitting on the Canadian railway

Buster Keaton ❤ knitting in stitches

Click photo to read a nice post at Wayfindering Blogspot.

Happy Birthday to Buster Keaton
(Oct. 4, 1895-Feb. 1, 1966) 

Are you a Buster Keaton fan?
Buster Keaton is my all-time
favourite comedic film star!

Did you know he was a knitter?
Well, not knitting exactly…
This photo shows him holding
those needles all wrong.

But that’s okay! 
He was the original funny man
(in my opinion) and has had me
(perhaps you too?) LOL-ing
for the past 5 years, or so 😀

The first Buster Keaton film I ever saw was a silent film titled “The Love Nest” (1923). That was the beginning of my quest to watch every film he ever made or appeared in! Now today, in honour of his birthday, my blogful delight is to have finally found a way to include him on my knitting blog 🙂

happy Buster Keaton’s birthday day! ❤ Jackie

SYNOPSIS: This short film from director Gerald Potterton (Heavy Metal) stars Buster Keaton in one of the last films of his long career. As “the railrodder”, Keaton crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. True to Keaton’s genre, the film is full of sight gags as our protagonist putt-putts his way to British Columbia. Not a word is spoken throughout, and Keaton is as spry and ingenious at fetching laughs as he was in the old days of the silent slapsticks. 

For more background information about this film, visit the NFB.ca blog.


11 responses

  1. Jackie, So funny! I just love all the old movies! 🙂 Buster Keaton was a hoot!


    October 4, 2014 at 8:55 am

    • Hey Sandy 🙂 Happy to hear we both love the old movies! Buster Keaton is my absolute favourite! 🙂 ❤ ❤


      October 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm

  2. Fun fact! 🙂


    October 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

  3. Just love the pic with the needles!


    October 5, 2014 at 2:10 am

  4. Carla

    I had heard of Buster Keaton, but never saw a film. This one is very very funny. THank you.


    October 5, 2014 at 4:23 am

    • Hi Carla 🙂 I’m so glad you stopped by my blog today and finally got to see/enjoy your first Buster Keaton film! YouTube has a lot of Buster Keaton films, too… lol …I’m laughing already, just thinking about all the funny stuff you’ll see 🙂 ❤ ❤


      October 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm

  5. caforiginals

    My grandson will love this. He loves Big Ben and we build one about everyday and/or the castle and bridge and he loves trains.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    • Hi Carol 🙂 Sounds like you’ll have lots of fun together 🙂 ❤ ❤


      October 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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