Battling Butler

Synopsis: Alfred's father wants him to make of a man of himself so sends him off on a hunting and fishing trip. He doesn't catch or shoot anything, but he does fall in love with a mountain girl. When her father and brothers laugh at this they are informed that he is Alfred "Battling" Butler, the championship fighter. From there on the masquerade must be maintained.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Buster Keaton
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
NOT RATED
Year:
1926
77 min
33 Views

Buster Keaton in "Battling Butler"

Directed by Buster Keaton

"Alfred, your father thinks

a hunting and fishing trip -

- in the mountains might

do you a lot of good."

"Yes - get a camping outfit -- go out

and rough it. Maybe it will make -

- a man out of you if you have to

take care of yourself for a while."

"Arrange it."

And so Alfred went out to rough it,

leaving the city behind -

- there was no other place to leave it.

"There doesn't seem to be

a thing here to shoot."

"Isn't she pretty?"

"This is my papa and brother."

"Have you any more brothers or fathers?"

CHAMPION BIG FAVORITE

OVER BATTLING BUTLER

ALFRED "BATTLING" BUTLER

New Arena Will Open Monday -

- Large Crowd Expected,

Every Ticket Has...

"Some prize fighter has

taken your name, sir."

"Arrange to stop it."

Advice to the Lovesick

by Beatrice Faircatch -

- H.H.R. - I have outlined the following

proposal, with the answers...

"I'd like to marry that

pretty little mountain girl."

"Shall I arrange it?"

"Mr. Butler would like to marry you."

"That jellyfish couldn't take care

of himself -- let alone a wife."

"We don't want any

weaklings in our family."

"Weakling!

You don't know who he is."

CHAMPION BIG FAVORITE

OVER BATTLING BUTLER

MR. ALFRED BUTLER

ALFRED "BATTLING" BUTLER

New Arena Will Open Monday...

"What's he doing here - training?"

Advice to the Lovesick

by Beatrice Faircatch -

- H.H.R. - I have outlined the following

proposal, with the answers you may expect:

He - "Do you think you could learn to love me?"

She- "Why - what do you mean?"

He - "I'm crazy about you."

She- "This is so sudden."

He - "You're the only girl I ever loved."

She- "Give me time to think."

He - "No, I must know now."

She- "Have you ever proposed to any other girl?"

He - "Don't you care for me just a little?"

She- "I don't know."

He - "It means everything to me."

She- "What will father say?"

He - "Will you marry me?"

She- "Do you really mean it?"

He - "Yes." She- "Yes."

Then use your own Judgment.

"Do you think you could learn to love me?"

"I have."

"When are you going to fight again?"

"When I'm drafted."

"I mean, who do you fight next?"

"Yes."

"Sir, it's time to take your liniment."

"These people will never know

the difference - the champion -

- will win and no one will ever

hear of Battling Butler again."

"If you're going to fight tomorrow

you'll have to hurry to catch the train."

"Arrange the train."

"In this corner we have Battling Butler."

Butler's trainer and manager.

"- the Lightweight Champion."

"The Alabama Murderer

challenges the winner."

"I'm champion."

"That means you cannot go

back to the mountains, sir."

"You're wrong, I'm going back and tell her

the truth. I'd rather lose her that way."

WELCOME BATTLING BUTLER

WELCOME BATTLING BUTLER

WELCOME BATTLING BUTLER

World's Lightweight Champion

BATTLING BUTLER TO FIGHT ALABAMA MURDERER

New Champ to Defend Title Thanksgiving -

Starts Training at Silver Hot Springs tomorrow

"That means you have to leave right away."

"Arrange it."

"I'll hurry and pack my things."

"I'm sorry, but you can't go."

"I want you to know me as I

am -- not as the brutal, -

- blood-thirsty beast that

I am when fighting."

"Promise me you will never come near

the training camp or to see me fight."

"Where do we go from here?"

"We'd better go to Butler's

training camp, sir, -

- so that you can answer

her letters from there."

SILVER HOT SPRINGS

Hotel Register

Alfred Battling Butler & Wife.

NO ADMITTANCE:

"Drive carefully. These country folks

may not be used to city speed."

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