COME WITH BUSTER OUT INTO THE VAST OPEN SPACES WHERE MEN ARE MEN AND COWS ARE THEIR ONLY LADY FRIENDS.
Friendless (Buster Keaton) sells everything he’s got, hops on a train and leaves for the west, eventually finding himself a job at a cattle ranch. Not one of Keaton’s best comedies, but still pleasant. The aptly named lead character may be a loner but finds a cute companion in a cow at the ranch called Brown Eyes who follows him loyally; the last scene is a winner. Obviously, Friendless doesn’t know anything about working at a ranch, which leads to comical complications. The gags aren’t as elaborate as in other Keaton vehicles, but the story does lead up to him creating chaos by leading thousands of steers into Los Angeles.
1925-U.S. Silent. 69 min. B/W. Directed by Buster Keaton. Screenplay: Buster Keaton, Lex Neal. Cast: Buster Keaton (Friendless), Howard Truesdale (Ranch Owner), Kathleen Myers (Ranch Owner’s Daughter), Ray Thompson. Cameo: Roscoe ”Fatty” Arbuckle.