in about 100 words or less
US 20m, Silent B&W
Directors: Edward F. Cline & Buster Keaton; Cast: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton
A hungry fish, a retrieving dog and a case of mistaken identity complicate Buster’s day on the golf course. A cartoon-like slapstick comedy, Convict 13 sees Buster accidentally break into jail only to be mistaken for a death-row inmate. Buster’s relationship with the warden’s daughter eventually lands him a job as the assistant warden after preventing an attempted escape of another prisoner. Revealed as a dream sequence, this far-fetched non-stop and surprisingly violent comedy is a surreal nightmare for Buster from which he eventually awakens, only to find himself back on the golf course (Klaus Ming February 2012).