Recommended for ages 10 & up
Buster Keaton, Ann Cornwall, Harold Goodwin, Snitz Edwards,
Following on the rigor of The General, Keaton offered College to his many fans as a pure laugh-riot, and it is, the more so if you identify (as you must) with Buster’s Little Man on Campus: an egghead freshman in an exclusively jock college who, unlike his moneyed classmates, has to work his way through school. Keaton holds no illusions about male bonding or male privilege, and College remains as current as the day it was made. With one exception: Buster in blackface (an all-too-common holdover from vaudeville) is hounded out of the cafeteria by the black kitchen staff, the point being that he is everywhere the outsider.