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The 'High Sign'
7.8 Rating
(33 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Starring
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
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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Keaton Komedy Klassic

1 year, 2 months ago at May 24 19:49
This 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.

Of course I question why though, as I feel the premise of The... 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.
Release date: 18 April 1921
Silent (3), 1920s (2), Comedy (1), Usa (1), Short Film (1), Watch Online (1), Black & White (1), Short (1), 1921 (1), 21 Min. (1), B&w (1)
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Movie Diary 2013 (403 movies items)

"18.11. Loppukohtaus on ehkä huikeinta ja kokeellisinta näkemääni Keatonia."


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Movie Reviews (part 10) (50 movies items)

" The Ups: Some great stunt work and some inspired ideas with a lot of falltraps and fun things happening at the end. The Downs: The story is not the of the best and it is one of the slower Keaton shorties for my taste. "


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Michael M posted a review 1 year, 2 months ago

Keaton Komedy Klassic

“This 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.

Of course I question why though, as I feel the premise of The 'High Sign' is one of Keaton’s most inspired and possibly even worthy of being used as a set up for a feature. It’s true what they say, the artist is often wrong about their own work.

The 'High Sign' packs in so much humor into it’s 20 minutes, and even features earliest example I've seen in film of a recurring gag.

The short’s finale is a real “How did they do that?” s” read more

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"The huge newspaper in the Bell Boy (1918): and in the High Sign (1921): "


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