Convict 13 (1920)

Not Rated   |    |  Short, Comedy, Crime


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A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.


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20 June 2007 | bluheron1
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| Pure wonderful surrealist craziness
I'd like to add to Claudio's plot synopsis that this film is total surrealism. I was so struck by its superficial resemblance to reality but the story is really taking place in a crazy imaginary world where Keaton as the golfer can grab a fish out of the river (when the ball is knocked there), shake it around and have his golf ball pop out the fish's mouth. The film has a charm all it's own - so different from what Chaplin or Harold Lloyd were doing. I wonder if the European Dadaists were looking at Keaton's early stuff. The time frame is just right. The film is available, by the way,on the Kino Steamboat Bill Jr. DVD. But in an unrestored version, alas.

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Release Date:

27 October 1920

Language

None, English


Country of Origin

USA

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