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Steamboat Bill, Jr.  (1928) 
by Charles Reisner
An American 1928 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton and famous for a crumbling facade stunt. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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JOSEPH M. SCHENKS
presents
Buster Keaton
IN
Steamboat Bill, Jr.

A
UNITED ARTISTS
Production

DIRECTED
BY
CHAS. F. REISNER

Story
BY
CARL HARBAUGH

Photographed
by

DEV JENNINGS & BERT HAINES

Technical Director
FRED GABOURIE

Asst. Director
SANDY ROTH

Copyright by Jos. M. Schenck

Muddy Waters.

The new steamer, King.

J. J. King, owner.

Tom McGuire

The old steamer, Stonewall Jackson.

The owner, William Canfield, better known as Steamboat Bill.

Ernest Torrence

Bill's first and last mate.

Tom Lewis

WELCOME STEAMBOAT
CO.
KING

Stonewall Jackson.
KING

STEAMBOAT KING COMPANYWELCOME Steamboat Co. KINGKING

River Junction
Bank
J. J. KING
———President.

Hotel King.

KING

"This floating palace should put an end to that 'thing' Steamboat Bill is running."

"Looks like you'll have to look for a new river."

"I'll run on this river if I'm the only passager on the boat."

"Telegram from your son—it's been here four days."

subject to the terms on back hereof, which are hereby agreed to

24CNY 65BXZ

WILLIAM CANFIELD SR
STEAMBOAT STONEWALL JACKSON
RIVER JUNCTION MISS

DEAR DAD   IT WAS MOTHERS WISH THAT WHEN
I HAD FINISHED SCHOOL TO PAY YOU A VISIT
I THINK I ARRIVE SATURDAY TEN A M    YOU
CANT MISTAKE ME      I'LL BE WEARING A
WHITE CARNATION    REGARDS

                WILLIAM CANFIELD JR

"It's from my Willie, I haven't seen him since he was a baby."

"Must be a bid lad by now."

"I'll bet he's bigger'n me."

FREIGHT & PASSENGER
SERVICE

TO STEAMBOAT STONEWALL JACKSON
FREE BUS
to the
Steamboat
Stonewall Jackson

CarnationCarnation
Day

Mother's
Day
Carnations

King's daughter, home from school.

Marion Byron

RIVER JUNCTION

BUS — THE KING STEAMBOAT CO. — BUS

TO STEAMBOAT STONEWALL JACKSON
FREE BUS
to the
Steamboat
Stonewall Jackson

"Any of you boys looking for a father?"

Wm Canfield JR
Boston

"If you say what you're thinking I'll strangle you!"

Barber
Shop

"Take that barnacle off his lip."

"Why, Willie Canfield—what are you doing so far from Boston?"

"My father's here."

"So is mine and you'll love him."

"Is that—Steamboat Bill, Junior?"

"Fix him up with some working clothes for the boat."

Working clothes for the boat——
with her help.

"No jury would convict you."

"If I find him in this boat again, I'll personally wring his neck."

"That's what that's for."

"If anybody else is caught on this boat . . . . my son'll handle him."

"Show him what makes the boat go."

"Keep your hands off him."

"I'm trying to teach you to run it——not 'wreck' it."

Eight Bells and all is wrong.

home. I will be
waiting in the salon.
If you really care
for me come tonight.

× Kitty.

"I'll pick the young man for you—and it won't be the son of a river tramp."

"I'll pick the young lady for you——and it won't be a girl with a father like that."

"What do you mean throwing those—cocoanut shells on the floor?"

"Back to Boston you go."

Morning.

[…]
W. E. Jones
Secy.
DESTINATION
FROM
RIVER JUNCTION
TO
BOSTON, MASS.


 
Signature

J. A. Waters

Signature

RIVER JUNCTION
STEAMBOAT
STONEWALL JACKSON
CAPTAIN

NOTICE

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THAT THE STEAMER
STONEWALL JACKSON
IS UNSAGE AND HEREBY CONDEMNED
UNTIL FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

SIGNED
Public Safety Committee

Out of Town
PaperS

"Are you responsible for this?"

"Well, it ought to be condemned, the first good wind would sink it anyhow."

U. S.
POST OFFICE

"This man not only threatened my life but has defied the law."

WESTERN
UNION
Telegraph

ENTRANCEENTRANCE

"King will see that he don't get out of here for awhile."

[…]
SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO.
W. E. Jones

Secy.

DESTINATION
FROM
RIVER JUNCTION
TO
BOSTON, MASS.
Wm Canfield Jr.

Signature

J. A. Waters

Signature

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Unsetettled --- wet and cloudy.


VOL. XIV. No. 21



"I've brought my poor father bread."

"Throw both him and the bread out."

"Tell him I made it myself."

"I'll just wait around until he is famished."

THE PRISONER'S SONG



Oh! I wish I had some one to love me—
Some one to call me their own;
Oh! I wish I had some one to live with—
'Cause I'm tired of living alone.

Oh! Please meet me tonight in the moonlight—
Please meet me tonight all alone,
For I have a sad story to tell you—
It's a story that's never been told.

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow—
Leaving my poor darling alone;
With the cold prison bars all around me,
And my head on a pillow of stone.

Now I have a grand ship on the ocean—
All mounted with silver and gold—
And before my poor darlin' would suffer,
Oh! that ship would be anchored and sold.

Now if I had the wings of an angel—
Over these prison walls I would fly,
And I'd fly to the arms of my poor darlin'
And there I'd be willing to die.

"I guess I better go."

"I've changed my mind—I want the bread."

"No—I don't think you do."

"Come, my boy—I was only foolin'."

"I know what it is—you're ashamed ot my baking."

"You talk to him, Sheriff."

"After all, the old bum is your father."

"That must of happened when the dough fell in the tool chest."

"Don't let him do that to you, Willie, bust him on the jaw."

"What—this shrimp hit me?"

"If he'd ever hit you on your jaw he'd break it."

"No, I might hurt you."

"Take him down to the receiving hospital."

HOSPITAL

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Storm clouds in the offing.


VOL. XIV. No. 21



Hotel
King
J. J. King

"The pier is not strong enough to hold the boat against this wind."

THE KING's FISH PALACE. CIGARS
TOBACCO

PUBLIC [LIBRARY]HOSPITAL

STAGE-DOOR

Stonewall Jackson.

KING

The
END

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