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The Navigator (1924) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire

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Rollo Treadway (Keaton), a spoiled young millionaire, wakes up one morning and decides to marry his sweetheart and sail for Honolulu . . . that very day. Unfortunately, Betsy O'Brien (McGuire) turns him down. So Rollo decides to go alone, but boards the wrong ship -- "The Navigator," owned by Betsy's father -- at the same time that Betsy wanders aboard and anarchist spies set the 500-foot giant adrift. For a while, the two silly rich people each think he or she is utterly alone on board. Eventually, they meet, learn to take care of themselves (after a fashion), Rollo goes diving and battles a swordfish and an octopus, and they make landfall at an island inhabited by savage cannibals. This silent film was Keaton's biggest hit when it came out, and though dated and not as great as his three or four best, it's still very funny.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Wandering in wilderness    -   Yes Water adventure?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   lost at sea    -   scuba under Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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