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Loved it! I'm fast becoming a Buster Keaton fan.
As delightful a slapstick comedy as the day it was made. Keaton's physical humor is second to none and keep familiar gags fresh and exhilarating. The quick-paced-never-miss-a-beat editing and camera work make this one of the best short comedies around. In a word: hysterical.
Director, lead actor, stuntman...Buster Keaton has to be one of the most underappreciated influential contributors to the film industry.
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This movie ranks #34 in Shorts
This movie ranks #40 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #44 in Masters Of Cinema
This movie ranks #137 in Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films
This movie ranks #150 in The Top 300 Silent Era Films
This movie ranks #168 in Brief Encounters
This movie ranks #172 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #245 in Anthology Film Archives' Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #457 in Doubling the Canon
This movie ranks #498 in National Film Registry