virginia fox

In one of Keaton’s all time favorite scenes from Hard Luck, Buster, after being rejected for a marriage proposal by Virginia Fox (left), tries to win her back by jumping off a high dive. He misses the pool completely and plummets into the ground, disappearing into a large hole. Years later he emerges with his Chinese wife and children. Keaton said the gag was the biggest laugh he ever got.

After being lost for almost 80 years, film for the scene was discovered in an archive print and the entire short can now be viewed in full.