Keaton signed with MGM after the collapse of his own studio, and this would be the first and last film where they would give him any creative control. By all accounts he was a troubled man and a difficult colleague to work with, but it is still a surprising decision considering it made money and was a critical hit.
Luckily his work has outlived his naysayers, and it got a laugh out of me 90 years on. Some highlights:
- An encounter in a tight changing cubicle with a much larger man
- An actual high speed boat crash
- A glass door getting smashed in various ways
- A monkey gets involved for quite a long portion of the film