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
In the 1950s and 1960s Buster Keaton claimed that MGM had assigned 22 studio screenwriters and script doctors to work on the script before and during production. On his previous films, only three or four gag writers were the norm. MGM countered that only five writers had worked on the film. See more »
At the start of the "date" scene, Buster is wearing white socks and does so through most of the date. But in the famous changing-room scene - and in another place or two during the date - he's clearly wearing dark socks. See more »
Within an hour he was photographing everything from soup to nuts... mostly the nuts.
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A kind hearted cameraman tries his best to break into the news reel business, and into a clerks heart.
Buster Keaton plays a kind hearted but bumbling cameraman trying his best to win over a clerk at MGM studios. Despite his best efforts, hilarious mishaps keep getting in the way. Among the funnier skits, A San Francisco Tong war, getting stuck in a dressing room with another man, and his constant antics with a local police officer. The film tugs your heart strings as you wish nothing but the best for this poor man. Strongly recommended if you like a light hearted and family friendly films everybody can enjoy. Fans of Charlie Chaplin and the Three Stooges will find Buster Keaton's work to be a breath of fresh air and even though it's a silent film, no sound is needed to appreciate everything this film has to offer.
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