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The 'High Sign'
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Directed by

Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
Our Hero
Bartine Burkett Bartine Burkett
Miss Nickelnurser
Charles Dorety Charles Dorety
Gang Member
Ingram B. Pickett Ingram B. Pickett
Tiny Tim
Joe Roberts Joe Roberts
Leader of Buzzards
Al St. John Al St. John
Man on Beach During Target Practice

Written by
Edward F. Cline Edward F. Cline
(as Eddie Cline)
Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
(as 'Buster' Keaton)


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4 years, 9 months ago at May 24 19:49
The ‘High Sign’ has to be my favourite Buster Keaton short and it just so happens to be the first independent film Keaton produced, giving birth to his iconic unnamed character. However Keaton himself was disappointed with the film and didn’t release it until the following year instead making “One Week” his first solo short. I question why though as I feel the premise of The 'High Sign' ... read more
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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.
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" Some great stunt work and inspired ideas filled up with a lot of fall traps and fun things happening at the end, but it is one of the slower Keaton shorties for my taste. "

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