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Buster Keaton: The Goat (1921) - Classic Short Film
The Goat is a 1921 short comedy film written, directed by and starring comedian Buster Keaton.
Buster Keaton is walking by and peers through a barred window while captured murderer "Dead Shot Dan" is having his picture taken. Seeing that the photographer is looking away, Dan moves his head to the side and snaps a picture of Buster without anybody noticing. Thus, when Dan escapes, the wanted posters all show Buster with his hands on the bars. Buster is chased by various policemen, including a persistent Police Chief. Despite his desperate predicament, Buster notices a pretty young woman and wrangles an invitation to dinner, only to discover her father is the Police Chief.
This short contains one of Keaton's more memorable images: A distant, speeding train approaches the camera, and stops with a close-up of Keaton who has been sitting on the front of the train.
Virginia Fox - Chief's daughter
Joe Roberts - Police Chief
Malcolm St. Clair - Dead Shot Dan (as Mal St. Clair)
Edward F. Cline - Cop by telephone pole
Jean C. Havez - Bit part