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The High Sign
(1921) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline

Cast: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Al St. John

Comique Film Corporation production; distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Technical direction by Fred Gabourie. Cinematography by Elgin Lessley. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 11 April 1921 by Metro Pictures Corporation [LP16388]. Released 12 April 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / This was the first film production featuring Keaton as a solo performer, produced in 1920, but the film was held and was released later.


Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Banana peels - Benches - Criminals - Newspapers - Safes - Secret signs - Shooting galleries - Trap doors - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 212; Dardis-Keaton pp. 68, 288; Kerr-Silent pp. 128, 131, 136, 145 : ClasIm-221 p. 44.

Home video: DVD.

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