The Navigator


Saturday, 21 September 2013: The Navigator

Saturday, 21 September 2013, 13:00

Venue: Forest Row Village Hall (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Festival

Director: Buster Keaton/Donald Crisp, USA 1924, 57 mins, UDescribed as the most Chaplinesque of Keaton’s movies, the story follows the misadventures of two clueless socialites – Keaton and the endearingly gawky Kathryn McGuire – on board an otherwise deserted ocean liner adrift at sea. Sight gag follows sight gag as they eventually run aground and Keaton dons a diving suit to improvise repairs, emerging surreally from the waves to stun a horde of attacking islanders.

With live music from Howard Moody.

Further reading

  1. Time Out
  2. Variety
  3. Ozus World Movie Reviews
  4. CriterionCast
  5. Turner Classic Movies
  6. Roger Ebert on The Films of Buster Keaton