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6 /10
Average Rating
6.86 /10
Buster Keaton , Marceline Day, Harry Gribbon
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Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Written by: Clyde Bruckman, Lex Lipton, Richard Schayer

Released: 1928
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 78

Street photographer (Buster Keaton, pictured) turns newsreel cameraman to impress a girl (Marceline Day) but becomes involved in gang warfare.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Uneven silent comedy, Keaton's first for MGM. The sight-gags are so numerous early on that the story seems to take forever to get started. However, it ends with some much brighter comic ideas, and the final irony (the cameraman's most successful shots are the work of an organ-grinder's monkey) is very pleasing. Sedgwick remade it - poorly - as a vehicle for Red Skelton, under the title Watch The Birdie (1950). Keaton, uncredited, worked on the sight gags.

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