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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A," Silents on the Islands, Way Back When: SB in 1924


Image: Exhibitors Trade Review, October 4, 1924

The Navigator


Buster Keaton stars in this silent film that was released on October 13, 1924. Most of the movie was made on or around California's Santa Catalina Island. A wealthy young man proposes marriage and a honeymoon cruise to a wealthy young woman. When she turns him down, he decides to go on the cruise anyway. Of course, he ends up on the wrong ocean liner – a ship with no one on it. And since this is a movie, the young woman somehow ends up on the same ship.


The movie was a hit all over.

"Laughter from beginning to end; good healthy, clean laughter." – Times (Waikato, New Zealand), April 6, 1926.

"Hurry for a voyage on the sea of hilarity. Roll along with Buster on tidal waves of joy." – Optimist (Abilene, Texas), May 7, 1925.

"A tidal wave of fun. Gales of laughter." – Daily Bulletin (Townsville, Australia), December 30, 1926.


This movie is a survivor and is available on Youtube.

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