The Railrodder

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Exporail
110, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant, Quebec, J5A 1G7

Free public presentations on paid site of the film The Railrodder on July 16 and 17, 2022 at Exporail, as part of an activity around handcars (railway vehicles used for the maintenance of the railways).

The Railrodder | Gerald Potterton | 1965 | 24 min

This short film from director Gerald Potterton (Heavy Metal) stars Buster Keaton in one of the last films of his long career. As “the railrodder”, Keaton crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. True to Keaton’s genre, the film is full of sight gags as our protagonist putt-putts his way to British Columbia. Not a word is spoken throughout, and Keaton is as spry and ingenious at fetching laughs as he was in the old days of the silent slapsticks.
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