The Boat

Directed by Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Starring Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Edward F. Cline
Theatrical Release Date November 10, 1921
Run Time 23 min

Buster builds a boat in his basement only to run afoul of Murphy’s Law. He pulls the boat out and the house falls down. He names the boat Damfino and it sinks at sea. He sends an S.O.S. to the Coast Guard and they refuse to respond, for when they ask “who are you?” Keaton replies, “Damfino.” The Guard decides that if he doesn’t know who he is, they shouldn’t be expected to.


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

Name Role
Joseph M. Schenck Producer
Buster Keaton Director
Buster Keaton Writer
Buster Keaton Cast Member
Sybil Seely Cast Member
Edward F. Cline Writer
Edward F. Cline Cast Member
Edward F. Cline Director
Run time 23 min
Year Completed 1921