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Convict 13 (1920)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  27 October 1920 (USA)
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A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

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Golfer Turned Prisoner, Guard
Sybil Seely ...
Socialite, Warden's Daughter
Joe Roberts ...
The Crazed Prisoner
Edward F. Cline ...
Hangman
Joe Keaton ...
Prisoner
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Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Hangman: [to the disappointed convicts, after the hanging goes wrong] Sorry, boys. We'll fix it and tomorrow we'll hang two of you to make up for this.
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Naive and Silly, But Also Funny
30 October 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A prisoner escapes from prison and steals and changes clothes of a golf player (Buster Keaton). The policemen wrongly arrest the player instead and once in prison, he realizes that he is going to be hanged in the afternoon. The player swaps clothes with a guard and fights against a rebellion in the prison.

"Convict 13" is a very naive and silly, but also funny Buster Keaton's short comedy. The gags are very similar to Charles Chaplin style, and most of the time the situation looks like a cartoon. It is not among my favorite works of Buster Keaton, but it worth watching and it is a good entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Condenado No 13" ("The Convict no. 13")


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