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Go West / Battling Butler: Ultimate Two-Disc Edition (Double Feature) Blu-ray

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 183 Minutes
  • Region: A Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: September 27, 2011
  • Audio: MUSIC: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Go West (1923, 12 min.), a western-themed comedy short produced by Hal Roach, starring the "Dippy Do Dads," a troupe of trained monkeys
    A rare 60-minute audio recording of Buster Keaton hashing out a script proposal for the western TV series Wagon Train
    Excerpts of the screenplay for an unproduced remake of Battling Butler, written by Keaton in 1947
    Gallery of photographs from the 1922 stage production of Battling Butler
    Two galleries of production stills
Battling Butler:  Keaton stars as Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom. Ironically, he is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter of firey temperament. To impress a young lady (Sally O'Neil), Alfred carries on the ruse by engaging in a laughingly inept training regimen, but his harmless charade is soon complicated by the untimely arrival of the true contender (Francis McDonald). When the long-awaited opportunity to prove himself a man finally comes, it is before the gloved fists of the boxer, who initiates a locker-room brawl. There, in a sequence of agonizing tension and delightful surprises, Battling Butler reaches its unforgettable climax. Go West: Heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, a hapless young man (aptly named "Friendless") idealistically hops a freight train westward to meet his destiny, first in a teeming metropolis (where he is roundly trampled by rush-hour foot traffic) then into the ranchlands of Arizona. In the side-splitting course of his attempts at bronco-busting, cattle wrangling, and even dairy farming, Friendless finds himself enamored with Brown Eyes, a particularly affectionate bovine beauty from whose hoof he removed a painful pebble.
 
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