Buster Keaton #17: The Balloonatic (1923)

Balloonatic 31 (hanging on #2)

This one’s a photo essay, because I can’t properly put the movie’s beauty into words. Enjoy these glimpses of wonder.

Balloonatic 00a Balloonatic 00b Balloonatic 01 (Phyllis Haver) Balloonatic 02 (Tunnel of Love before) Balloonatic 03 (Tunnel of Love after) Balloonatic 04 (the balloon) Balloonatic 05a Balloonatic 06 (hanging on) Balloonatic 08 Balloonatic 09 (Haver fishing) Balloonatic 10 Balloonatic 11 (rabbit) Balloonatic 12 (cow) Balloonatic 13 (curtain of leaves) Balloonatic 14 (Haver by the river) Balloonatic 15 (Haver stretching) Balloonatic 16 (chopping wood) Balloonatic 17 (washed up) Balloonatic 18 (laying in her arms) Balloonatic 19 (up in the air)

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