Buster Keaton Retrospective
Free and Easy
(dir. Edward Sedgwick, 1930), 92 mins
When Elvira (Anita Page) wins a beauty contest in her home state of Kansas, her clumsy manager, Elmer Butts (Buster Keaton), must take her to Hollywood for a chance at movie stardom. Forbidden to access the studios, Elvira and Elmer attend a film premiere and ogle at the many stars. In desperation, Elmer breaks onto a movie set -- and despite bumbling onto various active sets, wins a part as an extra. Meanwhile, Elvira attracts the attention of handsome film star Larry (Robert Montgomery).