The Navigator (1924 film)

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The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton.wikipedia
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Buster Keaton

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The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Buster Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbor across the street, Betsy O'Brien (Kathryn McGuire), and sends his servant to book passage for a honeymoon sea cruise to Honolulu.
Aside from Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Keaton's most enduring feature-length films include Our Hospitality (1923), The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924), Seven Chances (1925), The Cameraman (1928), and The General (1926).

Donald Crisp

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The film was written by Clyde Bruckman and co-directed by Donald Crisp.
Over the next fifteen years, Crisp directed some 70 films in all, most notably The Navigator (1924) with Buster Keaton and Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925) with Douglas Fairbanks.

Frederick Vroom

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Because the pier number is partially covered, he ends up on the wrong ship, the Navigator, which Betsy's rich father (Frederick Vroom) has just sold to a small country at war.
He played featured roles in Buster Keaton's films The Navigator (1924) and The General (1926).

Clyde Bruckman

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The film was written by Clyde Bruckman and co-directed by Donald Crisp.
Bruckman (pronounced "Brook-man") may be best known for his collaborations with Buster Keaton, as Bruckman co-wrote several of Keaton's most popular films, including Our Hospitality, Sherlock Jr., The Navigator, Seven Chances, The Cameraman, and The General, which Bruckman also co-directed.

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The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton.
The Navigator, starring Buster Keaton

Kathryn McGuire

Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Buster Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbor across the street, Betsy O'Brien (Kathryn McGuire), and sends his servant to book passage for a honeymoon sea cruise to Honolulu.
She is probably best remembered today for the parts of The Girl and Betsy O'Brien, alongside Buster Keaton, in Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator (both 1924) respectively.

USAT Buford

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While Keaton's Art Director Fred Gabourie was scouting shipyards in San Francisco for another project, The Sea Hawk, he was shown the former USAT Buford, a 5,000 ton, 500 foot ship that was being sold for scrap metal.
She was sold to private interests in 1923, contracted in mid-1924 to be the set for Buster Keaton's silent film The Navigator, and finally scrapped in 1929.

National Film Registry

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In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Fred Gabourie

While Keaton's Art Director Fred Gabourie was scouting shipyards in San Francisco for another project, The Sea Hawk, he was shown the former USAT Buford, a 5,000 ton, 500 foot ship that was being sold for scrap metal.
He located and purchased the ship for The Navigator.

Jean Havez

Havez penned Keystone scenarios for Roscoe Arbuckle, among others, and co-wrote several of Keaton's most popular films, including Our Hospitality (1923), Sherlock Jr. (1924), The Navigator (1924), and Seven Chances (1925).

AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs

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* 2000: AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – #81

Library of Congress

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In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Pacific Ocean

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The Navigator drifts out into the Pacific Ocean.

Quarantine

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At one point, they sight a navy ship and hoist a brightly colored flag, not realizing it signals that the ship is under quarantine.

Diving suit

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While Rollo dons a deep sea diving suit and submerges to patch the hole, the natives canoe out and take Betsy captive.

Sherlock Jr.

After the disappointing reception of Sherlock Jr., Keaton and his production team's morale was low and they were looking for a project that would be both exciting and successful.

The Sea Hawk (1924 film)

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While Keaton's Art Director Fred Gabourie was scouting shipyards in San Francisco for another project, The Sea Hawk, he was shown the former USAT Buford, a 5,000 ton, 500 foot ship that was being sold for scrap metal.

Spanish–American War

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The actual vessel was a combination passenger/cargo liner that had served as an Army transport during the Spanish–American War and World War I.

World War I

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The actual vessel was a combination passenger/cargo liner that had served as an Army transport during the Spanish–American War and World War I.

First Red Scare

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Prior to The Navigator, the Bufords most controversial service had occurred in 1919–20, during the First Red Scare, when it was used as the "Soviet Ark" to deport 249 "undesirables" from the United States to revolutionary Russia, among them the noted anarchist Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman.

Emma Goldman

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Prior to The Navigator, the Bufords most controversial service had occurred in 1919–20, during the First Red Scare, when it was used as the "Soviet Ark" to deport 249 "undesirables" from the United States to revolutionary Russia, among them the noted anarchist Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman.

Alexander Berkman

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Prior to The Navigator, the Bufords most controversial service had occurred in 1919–20, during the First Red Scare, when it was used as the "Soviet Ark" to deport 249 "undesirables" from the United States to revolutionary Russia, among them the noted anarchist Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman.