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"The Saphead" is a comedy starring Buster Keaton. This was his
first starring role in a full-length feature film. Buster Keaton is said
to have been recommended for the role by Douglas Fairbanks, who had played the
character on stage. "The Saphead" was a stepping stone on Buster
Keaton's way to stardom.
To enjoy fully "The Saphead" and avoid disappointment the viewers
should know that the typical Buster Keaton that we know appears in the last 15
minutes of the film, when we can see him as the master of physical comedy in a
series of amazing stunts.
Herbert Blaché Produced by Metro
Pictures Corporation Scenario by
June Mathis Based on
The Henrietta by Bronson Howard, The New Henrietta by Winchell Smith and
Victor Mapes Starring
Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, Tom McGuire, Tom Lewis Cinematography Harold Wenstrom Distributed by Metro Pictures
Corporation Release date
October 18, 1920 Running time 74 min. Country
United States Language
Silent film, English intertitles
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