The Balloonatic | Wasser hat keine Balken | Variety described the film as "a pip of a comedy" and "one of Keaton's best. Keaton later said that filming the shot was one of his greatest thrills.[6]. [1] In June 1927, Keaton traveled to Sacramento, California, and spent over $100,000 building sets, including a pier. Der Musterschüler | Als ein Wirbelsturm die Kleinstadt in Trümmer legt, eilt William jr. in einem wahrhaft stürmischen Finale zur Hilfe: Zunächst rettet er Kitty aus den Fluten, dann befreit er seinen Vater aus dem in den Fluten schwimmenden Gefängnis, und schließlich holt er auch Mr. King aus dessen untergegangenen Dampfschiff. Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) After being blown around by a cyclone in this film, a dazed Buster Keaton stops in the middle of a street to catch his breath. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Buster Keaton bekämpft die blutige Hand | Die Ziege | As Canfield Jr. makes his way through the town, a building front falls all around him. Spite Marriage, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steamboat_Bill,_jr.&oldid=200825400, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. [12] The film was included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Charles Reisner directed the film, and the credited story writer was Carl Harbaugh. [13], The film inspired the title of Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928), which was released six months later and is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse.[14]. He eagerly awaits the arrival of his college student son, whom he has not seen since the lad was a baby. It imagines a fictional steamboat, the Whippoorwill, captained by "Mr. Steamboat Bill," given orders to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee. He's being put out of business by J.J. King, who not only owns the local hotel and bank, but has recently introduced a new paddle wheel steamer that puts Cannings older boat, the Stonewall Jackson, to shame. Er hatte sich seinen Sohn als großen, kräftigen jungen Mann vorgestellt, stattdessen ist dieser ein schmächtiger Bursche mit schmalem Bärtchen, Baskenmütze und modischen Kleidern. Both business rivals are determined to break up the relationship. Released by United Artists, the film is the final product of Keaton's independent production team and set of gag writers. During an early scene in which his character tries on a series of hats (something that was copied several times in other films), a clothing salesman briefly puts the trademark cap on his head, but he quickly rejects it, tossing it away. The original idea for the film came from Charlie Chaplin collaborator Charles Reisner, who was the director. Shooting began on July 15, 1927, in Sacramento. [15], 1928 silent comedy film by Charles Reisner, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, "Steamboat Bill, Jr. Movie Reviews, Pictures", "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steamboat_Bill,_Jr.&oldid=998143264, United States National Film Registry films, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 01:04. Buster und die Polizei | Original plans called for an ending with a flood sequence, but due to the devastating 1927 Mississippi River Flood, producer Joseph Schenck forced Keaton to cut the arrangement. Sherlock, jr. | After the gradual build-up, Steamboat Bill Jr. settles into a relationship triangle of sorts. Wenn man genau hinsieht, kann man hinter der Fassade den Schatten des Helfers sehen, der die Wand hält bzw. Expecting a big, husky man like himself to help him compete with businessman John James King and his brand new, luxurious riverboat, William is sorely disappointed with his slight, awkward offspring, who shows up with a pencil moustache, a ukulele, and a beret. "[11], Over the years, Steamboat Bill, Jr. has become regarded as a masterpiece of its era. The original idea for the film came from Charlie Chaplin collaborator Charles Reisner, who was the director. Hard Luck | When Canfield's ship is condemned as unsafe, he accuses the King of orchestrating it. His son tries to free him by bringing him a loaf of bread with tools hidden inside, but his scheme is detected. Der Navigator | Buster Keaton, der Filmreporter | Der Filmarchitekt war Fred Gabourie. He pulls a rope to sound the steamboat's three whistles. Sieben Chancen | "Steamboat Bill" is a 1911 song composed by Arthur Collins, it was later used in the 1928 film Steamboat Bill Jr. and then in the first Mickey Mouse short Steamboat Willie. Currently, review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 100% of critics have given the film a positive rating based on 26 reviews, with an average score of 9.17/10, with an audience rating of 92%. fallen lässt. Der Alternativtitel Wasser hat keine Balken wird auch für den Buster Keaton-Film The Boat verwendet. William "Steamboat Bill" Canfield is the owner and captain of a paddle steamer that has seen better days. The famous falling house stunt has been re-created several times on film and television (although with lighter materials and more contemporary safety measures in place) including the 1991 MacGyver episode "Deadly Silents"; Jackie Chan's Project A Part II; the 2004 Arrested Development episode "The One Where They Build a House" (performed by the show's character named Buster); Al Yankovic's music video Amish Paradise (cross-referencing Peter Weir's 1985 film Witness); and episode 7 in the first season of Lucha Underground, with a ladder. [4] Evidence that Keaton was suicidal, however, is scant—he was known throughout his career for performing dangerous stunts independent of any difficulties in his personal life, including a fall from a railroad water tower tube in 1924's Sherlock Jr. in which his neck was fractured. [3] Keaton shot the risky stunt, not caring if he lived or died, later saying, "I was mad at the time, or I would never have done the thing." When Kitty goes to her hero, she is puzzled when William jumps into the water. Steamboat Bill, Jr is a Romeo-and-Juliet drama and also a gently tender story of a man coming to respect and love his son. Sein Sohn William, der in Boston aufgewachsen ist und seinen Vater noch nie gesehen hat, kommt zu Besuch. Der Hufschmied | The sheriff hits Canfield Jr. on the head, sending him to the hospital. Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. Juni 2020 um 13:50 Uhr bearbeitet. Keaton ended up moving to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he made one last film in his trademark style, The Cameraman before his creative control was taken away by the studio. [2] Keaton himself, who calculated and performed his stunts, was suspended on a cable from the crane, which hurled him from place to place as if airborne. Das vollelektrische Haus | Kurzfilme: Der Film enthält die berühmte Szene, in der während des Wirbelsturms die Fassade eines Hauses auf William jr. fällt – allerdings genau mit einer Fensteröffnung, so dass ihm nichts passiert. Since then, the tune has become very representative for Disney, since Steamboat Willie is considered the most important cartoon of the studio. He becomes outraged when he discovers that his son and King's daughter Kitty, also visiting her father, are in love. Wählen Sie aus erstklassigen Inhalten zum Thema Steamboat Bill Jr in höchster Qualität. Steamboat Bill ist ein bärbeißiger Kapitän und fährt mit seinem alten Dampfschiff an den Ufern des Mississippi. Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business. The General and Steamboat Bill Jr are testaments to his ambitions as a star and filmmaker. Keaton, who had directed or co-directed many of his earlier films, was an uncredited co-director on this project. This film was shot from multiple angles, and the scene repeats over and over again while McQueen stands seemingly unaffected. The film, named after Arthur Collins's popular 1911 recording of the 1910 song "Steamboat Bill", also featured Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, and Tom Lewis. Steamboat Bill, jr. (alternative Titel: Wasser hat keine Balken, Wasser hat Balken, Stürmische Zeiten, Dampfer-Willis Sohn) ist eine Stummfilmkomödie mit Buster Keaton aus dem Jahr 1928. "[8] The reviewer from The Film Spectator appointed it "as perhaps the best comedy of the year thus far" and advised, "exhibitors should go after it. The open attic window fits neatly around Keaton's body as it falls, coming within inches of flattening him. Im Theater | Er gerät damit in einen Loyalitätskonflikt mit seinem Vater. [5], At the end of the shooting, Schenck announced the dissolution of Buster Keaton Productions. In June 1927, Keaton traveled to Sacramento, California, and spent over $100,000 building sets, including a pier. The tower visible way in the background is located at 926 J Street at 10th Street in the middle of Downtown Sacramento. [1] Keaton also spent an additional $25,000 for the cyclone scene, which included breakaway street sets and six powerful Liberty-motor wind machines. It has been claimed that if he had stood just inches off the correct spot, Keaton would have been seriously injured or killed. Keaton had performed a similar, though less elaborate, stunt in his earlier short films Back Stage (1919) and One Week (1920). Der alte Kapitän lässt seinem Sohn den Bart abrasieren und kauft ihm neue Kleider. Die Väter vertragen sich und haben nichts mehr gegen die Beziehung von William jr. und Kitty einzuwenden. The tall and medium whistle sound off in synch but the shortest one stays quiet until it receives a good hit from the medium one. The film is known for what might be considered Keaton's most famous film stunt: The facade of an entire house falls on top of him while he stands in the perfect spot to pass through the open attic window instead of being flattened. Im hohen Norden | The cyclone scene cost one-third of the film's entire budget, estimated at between $300,000 and $404,282. Schließlich wird Steamboat Bill ins Gefängnis geworfen, als er sich mit Mr. King eine Prügelei liefert, weil seinem Schiff die Fahrerlaubnis entzogen wurde. Steamboat Bill, Jr. was a box office failure[7] and received mixed reviews upon its release. At the time of filming, he had stopped wearing his trademark pork pie hat with a short flat crown. 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