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The Goat (1921)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 15 May 1921 (USA)
A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors:

Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair (as Mal. St. Clair)

Writers:

Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair (as Mal. St. Clair)
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Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... The Goat
Virginia Fox Virginia Fox ... The Police Chief's Daughter
Joe Roberts ... Police Chief
Malcolm St. Clair ... Dead Shot Dan (as Mal St. Clair)
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After missing out on a fresh loaf of bread, down-on-his-luck, Buster, finds himself pursued by three policemen hot on his trail. However, to make matters worse, just when the lawless murderer, Dead Shot Dan, is about to have his mug shot taken, an innocent but fatal mistake will put a price on Buster's head. Now, with a "Dead or Alive" poster all over town, Buster will seek refuge in beautiful and sympathetic Virginia's home, only to come face to face with his worst fear. Will innocent Buster ever get off the hook? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short

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The film was restored in 2015 through Lobster Films, a process partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. See more »

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Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975) See more »

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impressive
15 October 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is a puzzle more than a comedy. precise and seductive. gags as rummy pieces, surprising situations, memories from a chain of films who has roots in this short film and fascinating trip in heart of film history. it is not only amusing but a necessary occasion to reflection. because seems be another Chaplin but it remains different. because it is a smart answer to a young art. and, maybe, for the genius of a director - actor for who the humor is essence more than laugh. a common man in strange situation. few nuances of absurd theater and chain of situations who gives special flavor to end. like many Keaton films, The Goat is a gem. precious. and precise.


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Language:

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Release Date:

15 May 1921 (USA) See more »

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