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The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Family | 22 September 1928 (USA)
Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.

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After becoming infatuated with a pretty office worker for MGM Newsreels, Buster trades in his tintype operation for a movie camera and sets out to impress the girl (and MGM) with his work. Written by tvman@earthlink.net

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According to a publicity photo published in the July 28, 1928 issue of the motion picture industry Trade Paper "Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World" the monkey's name was "Duko". See more »

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As Buster goes to the newsreel office for the first time, we can see the same girl leaving the building in consecutive shots. See more »

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Sally Richards: Chinatown is celebrating a holiday. It may be worth taking. Go on down.
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One of Keaton's best films.
6 May 2000 | by (Rockhampton, Australia) – See all my reviews

While plying his trade of TinType Photographer, Keaton meets up with Sally (Marceline Day) who works at MGM. Being smitten by her beauty and charm Keaton contrives to visit her at her workplace and decides to move from Tintype to Movie photography with the inevitable catastrophic results. Sally is captivated by his naivety and abets him in his quest to become a top news reel man.

The movie is packed with hilarious gags and has a real story line. Marceline Day gives an accomplished performance and is a perfect complement to Keaton.


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