The Love Nest is a 1923 short comedy silent film written by, directed by and starring Buster Keaton.
The movie has been described as "The story of a young man who lost his interest in women and everything else." In order to escape from the life he has, Keaton sets off on his small boat
, but runs into the whaling
ship The Love Nest
and its merciless captain (Joe Roberts
), who throws his crew members overboard for even the slightest offence.
After his steward accidentally pours hot tea over the captain's hand, the captain tosses him over the side and hires Keaton to replace the steward; despite a series of mishaps, Keaton manages to avoid punishment.