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The Invader (1936)

A bumbling yachtsman sails to the South of Spain with a fiery seductress, only to become the pawn in her dangerous game of love.

Director:

Adrian Brunel

Writer:

Edwin Greenwood (script)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Keaton ... Leander Proudfoot
Lupita Tovar ... Lupita Melez
Lyn Harding ... Gonzalo Gonzalez
Esme Percy ... Jose
Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos ... Carlos the barman
Clifford Heatherley Clifford Heatherley ... Cheeseman
Hilda Moreno Hilda Moreno ... Carmita
Webster Booth Webster Booth ... Cantina Singer
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A bumbling yachtsman sails to the South of Spain with a fiery seductress, only to become the pawn in her dangerous game of love.

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Buster Keaton IN HIS FUNNIEST FEATURE COMEDY See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Old Spanish Custom See more »

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British & Continental See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lupita Tovar nearly drowned in an accident on the set when she fell into the water. Seeing this, Buster Keaton jumped in to rescue her, but instead began to struggle as well. One of the crew members had to dive in and save them both. See more »

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Remade as Pest from the West (1939) See more »

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Written by George Frank Rubens (as George F. Rubins)
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A Silent Talkie from one of the best of the Silent Film Stars.
6 June 2018 | by meerschaeSee all my reviews

I guess we can call this a "review" but I won't write about the plot, or anything much else in the film, because it's always better to let the film explain itself.

This isn't the best film from Keaton, but it is certainly a hidden gem. Keaton is 40yrs old and that means that he can only do so much physically, but that's quite a bit.



If one of the points of a review is to help the reader decide whether or not to give a film a look my advice is very short.

If you like Buster Keaton's silent films, you'll love this (and you'll get to find out the exact words the stereotypical-Giant-Male-bully says to the stereotypical-Tiny-Female-victim & her exact words back).

If you don't like Buster Keaton's silent films, well... Well, golly. That's a shame.

(Just kidding: If you don't like Buster Keaton's silent films, BUT you kinda-sorta want to "find out the exact words the stereotypical-Giant-Male-bully says to the stereotypical-Tiny-Female-victim & her exact words back," according to one of those weird 1920's Silent Movies then I can safely tell you this is the movie for you!)


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