The Navigator

Synopsis: Rollo decides to marry his sweetheart Betsy and sail to Honolulu. When she rejects him he decides to go alone but boards the wrong ship, the "Navigator" owned by Betsy's father. Unaware of this, Betsy boards the ship to look for her father. whom spies capture before cutting the ship loose. It drifts out to sea with the two socialites each unaware of there being anyone else on board.
Production: MGM
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Buster Keaton in The Navigator

Directed by Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton

Copyrighted MCMXXIV in United States of America

and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation.

All rights reserved under

International Convention of Buenos Aires.

Our story deals with one of those queer

tricks that Fate sometimes plays.

Nobody would believe, for instance, that the

entire lives of a peaceful American boy and girl -

- could be changed by a funny little war

between two small countries far across the sea.

And yet it came to pass. The spies of the

two little nations were at a Pacific seaport, -

- each trying to prevent the

other getting ships and supplies.

"Gentlemen, the enemy have just

purchased the steamship Navigator."

"There she lies now, and it is our

patriotic duty to destroy that ship."

"We will send her adrift in the fog

tonight before the new crew goes aboard. -

- The wind - the tide -

and the rocks will do the rest."

The wealthy ship owner who has just

sold the Navigator.

(Actor :
Fredrick Vroom)

And his daughter.

(Actress :
Kathryn Maguire)

Rollo Treadway - Heir to the

Treadway fortune - a living proof that -

- every family tree must have its sap.

(Actor :
Buster Keaton)

"I think I'll get married."


"We'll sail for Honolulu tomorrow on

our honey-moon - get two tickets."

"He had completed all arrangements

- - except to notify the girl."

"Will you marry me?"

"Certainly not!"

"I think a long walk would do me good."

"Your tickets, sir - - and congratulations."

"The boat sails at ten

in the morning, sir."

"I don't get up that early -

so I'll go aboard tonight."

Going on a honeymoon without a

bride is like singing the words of -

- "Kiss Me Again" to the music

of "Alice, Where Art Thou."

"What pier, sir?"

"Pier two."

"I must get some papers off the

Navigator, so stop at Pier 12."

Pier 12 Pier 2

"Is there any one on board?"


Under the cover of darkness the foreign

agents prepared to carry out their plans.


The next morning found the Navigator

drifting helplessly at sea.

"Will you marry me?"

"This is a fine time to ask me that.

I'm cold and hungry and - -"

"Put up that bright one."

"She's quarantined."

"Try and catch them!"

"Hey! Wait a minute!"

By the time they were

ready to say "good-night" -

- they had found a couple

of sea-going tuxedos.

Giant Fire Crackers


Roman Candles

Asleep in the Deep - Wilfred Glenn

Danger is near thee -

Many brave hearts are asleep in the Deep -


Weeks later - still drifting.

We now find the crew -

- with a safe and

quiet place to sleep.



"We're safer on the boat."

"We're drifting toward them."

"We're safe! I've anchored the ship."

"We are sinking! It's just a matter

of time until we're captured."

"Can't you fix it?"

"That would have to be

fixed from the outside."

Instructions for Deep Sea Divers

Where ignorance is bliss - -


Men At Work!


Subtitle By Reza Fa

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Clyde Bruckman

Clyde Adolf Bruckman (June 30, 1894 – January 4, 1955) was an American writer and director of comedy films during the late silent era as well as the early sound era of cinema. Bruckman collaborated with such comedians as Buster Keaton, W. C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, and Harold Lloyd. more…

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