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Convict 13 (1920)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Crime | 27 October 1920 (USA)
A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Directors:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... Golfer Turned Prisoner, Guard
Sybil Seely Sybil Seely ... Socialite, Warden's Daughter
Joe Roberts ... The Crazed Prisoner
Edward F. Cline ... Hangman
Joe Keaton ... Prisoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Keaton Louise Keaton
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Storyline

Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A 13-as fegyenc See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Hangman: [to the disappointed convicts, after the hanging goes wrong] Sorry, boys. We'll fix it and tomorrow we'll hang two of you to make up for this.
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Two Keaton shorts
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Convict 13 (1920)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Buster Keaton gets mistaken for a convict and must find a way to break out of prison before they hang him. Here's another middle of the road short from Keaton, which features plenty of small laughs but not enough to make this one of his better films. Highlights include the scene where he tries to catch the fish who ate his golf ball as well as the scene where they go to hang him.

Daydreams (1922)

*** (out of 4)

Before a father will let him marry his daughter Buster Keaton must go into the city to try and find a good job. Once in the city Buster finds it impossible to keep a job and soon has the police chasing him. Here's a pretty good short that has several nice laughs including a suicide attempt plus another scene with Keaton working on the stage. The stuff dealing with a parade is another highlight.


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