- For the artisan specializing in the hand-wrought manufacture of ferrous (iron) metal objects, see Blacksmith. For other uses, see Blacksmith (disambiguation)
|Directed by||Buster Keaton
Malcolm St. Clair
|Produced by||Joseph M. Schenck|
|Written by||Buster Keaton
Malcolm St. Clair
The Blacksmith is a 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring Buster Keaton. Buster plays an assistant blacksmith to the big worker played by Joe Roberts, with predictable results.
In June 2013, Argentine film collector, curator and historian Fernando Martín Peña (who had previously unearthed the complete version of Metropolis) discovered an alternate version of this film, a sort of remake whose last reel differs completely from the previously known version. Film historians have since found evidence that the version of The Blacksmith Peña uncovered was a substantial reshoot undertaken months after completion of principal photography and a preview screening in New York. They now believe the rediscovered version was Keaton's final cut intended for wide distribution.
Following Peña's discovery, a third version of the film, featuring at least one scene which doesn't occur in either of the other two, was found in the collection of former film distributor Blackhawk Films.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Blacksmith". Silent Era. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
- "El Socio Del Silencio". pagina12. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
- Scott Foundas (October 18, 2013). "Keaton's Lost 'Blacksmith' Forges New Path in Lyon". Variety. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- The Blacksmith at the Internet Movie Database
- The short film The Blacksmith is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- The Blacksmith at the International Buster Keaton Society
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