The Love Nest (1923)

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“The Love Nest” is a silent comedy film released in 1923, directed by Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline, and starring Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, and Joe Roberts.

The film follows the story of a newlywed couple, Buster and Virginia, who decide to build their dream home in the countryside. They purchase a piece of land and begin construction on their love nest, but soon discover that the site they’ve chosen is directly in the middle of a wild bird sanctuary.

As they attempt to build their home, the couple faces a series of obstacles and mishaps, including dealing with the hostile birds, battling inclement weather, and facing financial difficulties. Buster, a jack-of-all-trades, attempts to solve each problem that arises, often with hilarious consequences.

Eventually, Buster comes up with a plan to use the bird sanctuary to their advantage by turning their love nest into a birdhouse and charging visitors to see the rare birds. The plan works, and the couple is able to finish building their dream home.

In the end, Buster and Virginia enjoy their love nest, complete with a bird-filled backyard and a cozy interior. The film ends with Buster and Virginia sitting on their front porch swing, looking out at the beautiful scenery and each other, happy in their love nest.

Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Buster Keaton, Jeffrey Vance

Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox

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