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The 'High Sign' (1921)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 18 April 1921 (USA)
A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang.

Directors:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Buster Keaton ... Our Hero (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Storyline

Buster is thrown off a train near an amusement park. There he gets a job in a shooting gallery run by the Blinking Buzzards mob. Ordered to kill a businessman, he winds up protecting the man and his daughter by outfitting their home with trick devices. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Story of the Royal Order of "Blinking Buzzards" (Print Ad- Omaha Sunday Bee, ((Omaha, Neb.)) 9 April 1922) See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Narration Card: Guarding a man from danger and killing him at the same time is SOME job.
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Alternate Versions

Film Preservation Associates copyrighted a version in 1995 containing a music score and sound effects, with a running time of 21 minutes. See more »

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More proof that Keaton was better than Chaplin
15 January 2002 | by captnemoSee all my reviews

This little gem of a movie is chock full of inventive gags that will keep you laughing. There are the usual physical ones, such as the house and its many entrances/exits. What had me intrigued were some of the sight gags as well. The dog and the bell was amazing to watch. Each and every corner in Keaton's world has something wondrous around it. The man was an amazing athlete, and it shows here. Watch for the weird guns throughout the film. They don't make sense but then again they don't have to.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1921 (USA) See more »

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