The Goat

Rip roaring Buster Keaton comedy The Goat made in 1921. Silent comedy featuring Buster Keaton and Virginia Fox among others. Buster is walking by a grille window where inside the notorious gangster “Dead Shot Dan” picture is being taken by the police photographer. Dan maneuvers so that Buster’s picture is taken instead of Dan as Wanted Dead or Alive. What follows is one rip roaring comic scene after another. Buster’s timing is fantastic almost like that of Charlie Chaplin. In fact he is just another Chaplin without the Chaplinisque mime. Buster enters into a fracas involving a woman with a dog and a bystander haranguing her. Buster manages to beat him down. In the meanwhile the police chief is looking for him and following him everywhere.

Buster Keaton is brilliant his production values for a 1920 movie is quite exemplary. Worth watching any time.

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