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
The film was almost lost forever. The master copy of it used today was made using a print that was found in Paris, in 1968, and a master positive copy of nearly the entire film, found in 1991. In modern copies of the film, the quality of the image varies dramatically; the scenes with best quality were obtained from the material found in 1991. See more »
Near the end, when Sally and her Boss are watching the part of the tape filmed by the monkey, the shots of Luke bringing Sally to land change, as if the monkey had moved the camera. There's also some movement to fit the characters better, which couldn't be managed by an animal. See more »
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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