Watch The Railrodder, Starring Buster Keaton

Today is the 115th birth anniversary of Buster Keaton, whom Roger Ebert calls “the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies.”

The Railrodder was one of the last films of the influential artist’s career. The film was directed by Gerald Potterton, who’s most famous work was the cult animated classic, Heavy Metal.

Snip from the description of the film:

As "the railrodder" he crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. True to his genre, the film is full of sight gags as Keaton 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 days of the silent slapsticks.