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

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Cast

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Golfer Turned Prisoner, Guard
Sybil Seely ...
Socialite, Warden's Daughter
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The Crazed Prisoner
Edward F. Cline ...
Hangman
Joe Keaton ...
Prisoner
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Louise Keaton
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Storyline

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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Keaton reaching puberty
6 January 2016 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This early Buster Keaton short is filled with basic, crude, unoriginal slapstick scenes. Though mildly entertaining and not unfunny, it's a far cry from Keaton's future sophisticated ingenuity. If it wasn't for the fact that he was to evolve into the brilliant movie icon that he is, these early films would most certainly not have been restored at all.

Convict 13 is particularly notable for its sheer violence. Gun shooting, hammer slapping, cannonball slinging, body throwing... No whining about the bruises guys!

Best joke: the golf ball eating fish.


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