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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:

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

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... 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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Taglines:

A laugh grenade that bursts into a million laughs!

Genres:

Comedy | Short | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster Keatons Trauung mit Hindernissen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1995 Film Preservation print) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Joe first starts chasing Buster, his leg is in a splint and he is using crutches because he'd been hit by a truck earlier. Later in the chase, Joe is uninjured. See more »

Quotes

Farmhand's Roommate: He's running away to get married with your horse.
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Connections

Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975) See more »

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David Jeffers - A PUP AND A CUTIE
3 September 2005 | by rdjeffersSee all my reviews

The Scarecrow belongs among Buster Keaton's best two-reelers with others like The Boat and One Week. Buster gets chased through half the picture by a very clever dog. The rest is with Sybil Seely, Keaton's cutest girl co-star. The dog runs Buster through the ruins of an old adobe house, up a ladder and into a mountain of hay. Seely dances amid the bales then coyly misinterprets Buster's bended knee as a proposal. In the scarecrow scene he quickly kisses her, she runs into the middle of the river astonished, and delivers a double-take in close-up that's priceless! They somehow end up on a speeding motorcycle with a minister who marries them just before they plunge into a river. The dog is wonderful, Buster's rival is suitably oafish and there's even a great part for 'Big Joe'. The Scarecrow has less of the impossible stunts Keaton was known for but it flies along at break-neck speed from beginning to end and has enough material in two reels for six or seven


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