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Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts
Directed by Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Produced by Buster Keaton Productions
Scenario by Jean Havez, Clyde Bruckman and Joseph Mitchell
Starring Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Lillian Lawrence
Cinematography Elgin Lessley, William C. McGann
Distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation
Release date September 24, 1923
Running time 64 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
"Three Ages" is a sparkling comedy, included in our program to celebrate the work and contributions of our star Joe Roberts.
"Three Ages" is Buster Keaton's first feature film. Before that he created 19 amazing short comedies and Joe Roberts was his partner in 16 of them.
"Three Ages" tries to prove the point that love has not changed throughout human history, on the example of the stone age, the Roman civilization and modern times.
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Buster Keaton during the stone age in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton during the stone age in "Three Ages" (1923) #2.
In Roman times Joe Roberts rules among two suitors for his daughter's hand, as Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery look on in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton thinks about the upcoming race in "Three Ages" (1923).
Joe Roberts gives "thumbs down" during the race in "Three Ages" (1923).
In modern times Buster Keaton courts Margaret Leahy in "Three Ages" (1923).
Wallace Beery courts Margaret Leahy, too in "Three Ages" (1923).
Lillian Lawrence chooses between the two suitors in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton gets ready to leave as Joe Roberts looks on in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton sits alone in "Three Ages" (1923).
Wallace Beery sizes up his rival in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton gets ready to play football in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton is about to make an important discovery in "Three Ages" (1923).
Buster Keaton shares his discovery in "Three Ages" (1923).
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