||Anne Cornwall (left) and Buster Keaton (center).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Six reels / 5916 feet
Directed by James W. Horne + [Buster Keaton]
Cast: Buster Keaton [Ronald], Anne Cornwall [Mary Haines], Harold Goodwin [Jeff Brown], Snitz Edwards [Dean Edwards], Florence Turner [Ronald’s mother], Flora Bramley [Mary’s friend], Sam Crawford [the baseball coach], Carl Harbaugh [the crew coach], Buddy Mason [Jeff’s friend], Grant Withers [Jeff’s friend], Paul Goldsmith, Morton Kaer, Bud Houser, Kenneth Grumbles, Charles Borah, Leighton Dye, Lee Barnes, Shorty Worden, Robert Boling, Erick Mack, Charlie Hall, the University of Southern California baseball team
Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Carl Harbaugh and Bryan Foy, from a screen story by Carl Harbaugh and Bryan Foy. Production supervised by Harry Brand. Technical direction by Fred Gabourie. Cinematography by J. Devereaux Jennings and Bert Haines. Edited by J. Sherman Kell. / © 10 September 1927 [LP24409]. Released 9 September 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Horne was credited as director, but most of the film was actually directed by Keaton.
Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.
Keywords: African-Americans - Athletes: Baseball, Track - Blackface - Buildings (Ivy-covered) - Canes - Chases - Children - Colleges: Athletics (Baseball, Coaches, Discus throwing, Finish lines, High-jumping, Javelin, Shot put, Track and field teams), Campuses, Deans, Stadiums, Students - Hats: Berets, Top hats - Kitchens - Knives - Races: Foot - Rejection - Restaurants: Waiters - Sports: Baseball: Bats, Catchers, Umpires - Umbrellas - Uniforms
Listing updated: 12 March 2016.
References: Film viewing : Baer-Film p. 49; Balio-UA p. ?; Bardèche-History p. 292; Brownlow-Parade pp. 482, 488, 491; Dardis-Keaton pp. 79, 114, 145, 147, 148, 149, 152, 176, 245, 272, 292-293; Edelman-Baseball pp. 23, 140-141, 142, 205; Everson-American p. 270; Kerr-Silent pp. 213, 235, 241-242, 243, 265; Limbacher-Feature p. 47; Maltin-Guide p. 235; Schelly-Langdon p. 134; Shipman-Cinema p. 96; Sinyard-Silent p. 116; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy pp. 437, 442; Sweeney-Coming p. 109 : ClasIm-204 p. 3.
Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.