Down 12,506 this week

Convict 13 (1920)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  27 October 1920 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,440 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
a list of 46 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 28 titles
created 5 months ago
a list of 101 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Convict 13" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Convict 13 (1920)

Convict 13 (1920) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Convict 13.


Complete credited cast:
Golfer Turned Prisoner, Guard
Sybil Seely ...
Socialite, Warden's Daughter
Joe Roberts ...
The Crazed Prisoner
Edward F. Cline ...
Joe Keaton ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Keaton


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Comedy


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

27 October 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Convict 13  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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.
See more »


Featured in Den gamle biograf: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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")

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Alternate title? erinmuse
Discuss Convict 13 (1920) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: