The Invader (1935 film)

The Invader is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Buster Keaton, Lupita Tovar and Lyn Harding. The film follows the same plot as its remake Pest from the West (1939), with a millionaire setting out to win a local girl in Mexico.[1]

The Invader
Directed byAdrian Brunel
Produced byHarold Richman
Sam Spiegel
Written byEdwin Greenfield
StarringBuster Keaton
Lupita Tovar
Lyn Harding
Esme Percy
Music byJohn Greenwood
CinematographyEugen Schüfftan
Edited byDaniel Birt
British & Continental
Distributed byMGM
Release date
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was produced as a quota quickie at Isleworth Studios by British & Continental as part of a contract to supply films for MGM to meet its annual quota set by the British government. The film is also known under the alternative title An Old Spanish Custom,



  1. Dardis, Tom (1996). Keaton: The Man Who Wouldn't Lie Down. Hal Leonard. p. 297. ISBN 9780879101176.

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