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The Blacksmith (1922) Poster

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The gleaming Rolls-Royce destroyed in the film was reportedly a wedding present given to Buster Keaton by his in-laws. By the time this film was made, relations with them had soured considerably.
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The white mare that appears in the movie is the same animal as the broken-down old horse that pulls the wagon in Cops (1922); she had dropped an unexpected foal in the interim.
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In June 2013, Argentine film historian Fernando Martín Peña discovered a strikingly different version of this film in the collection of his colleague, collector Fabio Manes. This version was printed on 9.5mm film and had French intertitles. The discovery was announced in "Variety" on July 16, 2013.
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The film was restored in 2015 through Lobster Films, a process partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
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The white car that was destroyed in the film was a Pierce-Arrow Model 49 Vestibule Suburban, not a Rolls Royce.
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