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The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, 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.

Directors:

Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton (uncredited)

Writers:

Clyde Bruckman (story by), Lew Lipton (story by) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... Buster
Marceline Day ... Sally
Harold Goodwin ... Stagg
Sidney Bracey ... Éditor (as Sidney Bracy)
Harry Gribbon ... Cop
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Storyline

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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This has more Laughs in it than Ford has Flivvers.(Print Ad- Picton Post, ((Picton, NSW)) 11 December 1929) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

MGM production #366. See more »

Goofs

Right before the last time the glass in the door is broken (when the wind shuts it abruptly), it is possible to see that it's already cracked to ensure that it will break when the door slams. See more »

Quotes

Buster: This is *my* dressing room!
Man in Bath-House: Shut up... or it'll be your coffin!
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Connections

Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion's Roar (1992) See more »

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One of Keaton's best films.
6 May 2000 | by georgecornwell-2See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

22 September 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snapshots See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,737,460
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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