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The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short, Family | 22 December 1920 (USA)
Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

Directors:

(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

(as 'Buster' Keaton), (as Eddie Cline)
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Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Storyline

Farmhands Keaton and Roberts share a cottage full of mechanical devices for making life easy. They are rivals for the farmer's daughter. Keaton , disguised as a scarecrow, causes troubles for his rival and the farmer. When Keaton stoops to tie his shoe, the girl accepts what she thinks is his kneeling proposal. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Short | Family

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22 December 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buster Keatons Trauung mit Hindernissen  »

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(1995 Film Preservation print) | (original)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Buster Keaton's father Joe Keaton plays the role of the farmer. See more »

Goofs

Buster lands on his back in the water after crossing the stream, but he is dry a moment later when he encounters Sybil. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: All the rooms in this house are in one room.
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Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975) See more »

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Nothing shabby about this scarecrow!
14 July 2002 | by (Pembrokeshire, Wales) – See all my reviews

This is probably my favourite Keaton short. From the opening shot to the very end it is full of humour and imagination. The breakfast scene in particular stands out, demonstrating immaculate timing between Keaton and Joe Roberts. The film runs at a fast and funny pace, never seeming to falter at any point. I could watch this over and over again and still find it funny. 10 out of 10


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