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FULL SYNOPSIS

The homely Longfellow poem about The Village Blacksmith"will never seem the same after viewing this two-reel spoof. (Buster Keaton) is the assistant to the town blacksmith (Joe Roberts), a big, mean-tempered sort. In the early '20s, it was common for a blacksmith to double as a car mechanic, and Keaton is equally inept at both tasks. This short is essentially a string of wonderful gags -- Keaton helps Virginia Fox's horse pick out just the right shoe, and he methodically and hilariously destroys a gleaming new Rolls Royce. By the end of the film, everyone is out to throttle Keaton for his countless blunders, but somehow he still manages to get the girl! ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi

  • Release date:July 21, 1922

Cast

Buster Keaton
as Blacksmith's assistant
Joe Roberts
as Blacksmith
Virginia Fox
as Horsewoman

Crew

Buster Keaton
Director
Malcolm St. Clair
Director
Joseph M. Schenck
Producer
Malcolm St. Clair
Screenwriter
Buster Keaton
Screenwriter
Elgin Lessley
Cinematographer
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