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Buster Keaton: The High Sign (1921)



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Buster Keaton was fascinated with the mechanical aspect of comedy and filmmaking. This short is a fine example of that. Creative camera work and elaborate mechanical props provide the working materials for this showcase of Keaton's comic talent. Although the concluding chase scenes go on a tad too long, the comedy here ranks with his best and funniest work. The hilarity is near non-stop.