WriterClyde Bruckman, Felix Adler Release dateNovember 20, 1941 (1941-11-20) ScreenplayClyde Bruckman, Felix Adler CastBuster Keaton (Buster Waters, plumber), Monte Collins (Monte Piper, plumber), Eddie Laughton (Clementi, Elsie's suitor; also voice of radio announcer), Elsie Ames (Heiress), Harry Semels (Referee), Bud Jamison (Second) Similar moviesTugboat Mickey, Orphan's Benefit, Mickey's Birthday Party, Symphony Hour, Pacific Rim, The Artist
Buster keaton in she s oil mine 1940
She's Oil Mine is the last short subject American comedian Buster Keaton made for Columbia Pictures. Keaton made a total of ten films for the studio between 1939 and 1941.
Keaton and Monte Collins appear as Waters and Piper, plumbers. During a busy day in their shop, an heiress (Elsie Ames) flees from a persistent suitor (Eddie Laughton). The jealous suitor challenges Keaton to a duel.
The film is a reworking of Keaton's 1932 feature The Passionate Plumber.
After making 10 shorts for Columbia, Keaton chose not to renew his contract and opted for supporting roles in feature films. Columbia continued to offer the Keaton comedies to theaters well into the 1960s.