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The Scarecrow (1920)

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Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

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Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Storyline

Farmhands Keaton and Roberts share a cottage full of mechanical devices for making life easy. They are rivals for the farmer's daughter. Keaton , disguised as a scarecrow, causes troubles for his rival and the farmer. When Keaton stoops to tie his shoe, the girl accepts what she thinks is his kneeling proposal. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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22 December 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frigo na námluvách  »

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(1995 Film Preservation print) | (original)

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Buster lands on his back in the water after crossing the stream, but he is dry a moment later when he encounters Sybil. See more »

Quotes

Farmhand: [to the dog] Friends?
[shakes the dog's paw]
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Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975) See more »

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Very Funny & Inventive
30 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This very funny short comedy is an excellent example of Keaton's amazing inventiveness, and it deserves to be one of his best-remembered short features. The first part is especially good, and has to be seen to be appreciated - it's just Buster and a roommate going about their daily routine in a house filled with wacky gadgets and all kinds of unexpected features. There's a lot of great material, much more than you can catch all at once. It would be hard for the rest of it to live up to the first part, but it is pretty good, too - lots of slapstick and chases, plus the actual "Scarecrow" scene. This one is a bit more piecemeal than most of his comedies, but all of the material is very good. Most fans of silent comedies will really enjoy this movie.


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