Filming Locations —

City and County of San Francisco: This film included a classic scene filmed at Divisadero and Broadway. Buster Keaton is a spoiled millionaire who was driven by his chauffeur to his girlfriend's house in order to propose marriage. She lived across the street! After being rejected, Keaton crossed the street to walk home, saying that the long walk will do him good.

I am indebted to Mr. Bengtson for identifying the locations in the pictures below.
Be sure to read his book, Silent Echoes, which goes over locations for
all the Keaton movies.

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This composited image shows the view of the whole scene, looking north on Divisadero towards Broadway.
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Buster Keaton at the entrance to the house
on one side of the street.
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Keaton rejects the ride home, so as to walk instead.

The Navigator (1924)
CAST: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton, H.M. Clugston, Noble Johnson....
WRITER: Clyde Bruckman, Jean C. Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell
PRODUCER: Joseph M. Schenck
DIRECTOR: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Byron Houck, Elgin Lessley

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Silent Echoes, by John Bengtson!

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Official Website: Silent Echoes, by John Bengtson
"'Echoes' of Buster... Locations for Keaton Movies" S.F. Chronicle, 17 Jan 2000.

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