The Balloonatic

Directed by Buster Keaton
Starring Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver
Theatrical Release Date January 22, 1923
Run Time 22 min

Buster rises to new heights as he sails heavenward in a balloon. He bumps into clouds and, in trying to bring down a duck, punctures the gas bag and crashes in the woods where he saves Phyllis Haver from a bear and falls in love. His courtship and the balloonatic events that follow are hilarious.


Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with Cohen Film Collection.

Name Role
Buster Keaton Cast Member
Buster Keaton Writer
Buster Keaton Director
Joseph M. Schenck Producer
Phyllis Haver Cast Member
Country United States of America
Original Language English
Run time 22 min
Year Completed 1923