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The Saphead (1920)

US 77m, B&W, Silent
Directors: Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith; Cast: Buster Keaton, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Jobson, Edward Alexander

SapheadThe Saphead is an above average comedic melodrama for the period, but not a typical Keaton comedy. More a melodrama with comedic elements, Buster plays a good-natured bumbling son of a rich industrialist. In love with a young woman named Henrietta, he hopes to gain favour with his estranged father by earning a living with his own “seat” on the stock exchange. A light-hearted and enjoyable film, this was the launching point for Keaton’s best ten years of comedic work for which he would have creative control (Klaus Ming January 2016).

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