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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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Louise Keaton
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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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Pure wonderful surrealist craziness
20 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd like to add to Claudio's plot synopsis that this film is total surrealism. I was so struck by its superficial resemblance to reality but the story is really taking place in a crazy imaginary world where Keaton as the golfer can grab a fish out of the river (when the ball is knocked there), shake it around and have his golf ball pop out the fish's mouth. The film has a charm all it's own - so different from what Chaplin or Harold Lloyd were doing. I wonder if the European Dadaists were looking at Keaton's early stuff. The time frame is just right. The film is available, by the way,on the Kino Steamboat Bill Jr. DVD. But in an unrestored version, alas.


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