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Screengem: Willie’s Beret in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

First impressions count, and William Canfield is about to be disappointed. Beset by the empire-building intentions of a rival Mississippi paddle steamer boss, Canfield – known as Steamboat Bill – receives a telegram telling of the impending arrival of his son, Willie (Buster Keaton). It will be the first time Canfield has seen his offspring […]