Our Hospitality

Directed by Buster Keaton, Jack Blystone
Starring Buster Keaton, Joe Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Buster Keaton Jr.
Run Time 70 min

In 1810, the respective heads of the Canfield and McKay families try to settle an old score, but by killing each other they merely perpetuate the old feud. Twenty years later, the last surviving McKay (Keaton) comes back home by train to claim his estate. Unknown to him, his seatmate, played by Natalie Talmadge, is the Canfield daughter. Unaware that her father and brothers know who Buster is and plan to kill him, she invites him to supper at the family home. Buster escapes, and while the men are out looking for him he finds a parson to marry him and Natalie and bury the hatchet for good. Among the many gags is the train ride that zig-zags around obstacles, a wild chase through the mountains and a hair-raising rescue at a high waterfall.


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

Name Role
Clyde Bruckman Writer
Buster Keaton Director
Buster Keaton Cast Member
Joe Keaton Cast Member
Jack Blystone Director
Natalie Talmadge Cast Member
Buster Keaton Jr. Cast Member
Jean Havez Writer
Joseph Mitchell Writer
Original Language English
Run time 70 min
Year Completed 1923