Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On DVD: The Timid Young Man (1935)

Before signing with Columbia, Buster Keaton made a series of shorts for Educational Pictures, which billed itself as "The Spice of the Program". Now, I can't say for sure if they lived up to that label, but they scored a coup when they signed another comedy icon of the silent era, Mack Sennett, to direct Keaton in 1935's "The Timid Young Man".

In it, Keaton's character says he "hates" women, but may actually be afraid of commitment. See for yourself.

This is included on a 2-disc DVD set, "Lost Keaton", from Kino Video. We'll be looking at more selections from this set down the road.

Rating: A-.

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