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The Railrodder

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A screen short starring Buster Keaton, this is one of the last films of the comedian's long career. As "the railrodder" he crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. As might be expected, the film is full of sight gags as Keaton putt-putts his way to British Columbia. Not a word is spoken throughout, and Keaton is as spry and ingenious at fetching laughs as he was in the days of the silent slapsticks. Film without words.

1965, 24 min 47 s

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Award for Exceptional Merit
International Festival of Short Films
November 13 to 18 1971, Philadelphia - USA

Femina Award for Cinema
Festival of Tourist and Folklore Films
November 14 to 18 1966, Brussels - Belgium

Award for Best Travel an Recreation Film
Genie Awards
May 6 1966, Montréal - Canada

Special Commendation
International Film Festival
June 25 to July 6 1965, Berlin - Germany

Diploma of Honour
International Film Festival
July 9 to 19 1959, Locarno - Switzerland