Buster Keaton in The High Sign 1921 00 

   Buster Keaton

Directed by               Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Produced by             Joseph Schenck
Scenario by               Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton          
Starring                     Buster Keaton, Ingram Pickett, Bartine Burkett
Cinematography       Elgin Lessley
Distributed by           Metro Pictures Corporation
Release date               April 18, 1921
Running time             20 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


"The High Sign" is a short comedy, starring Buster Keaton. It is part of our series "Other Favorite Films".  This category includes films that do not feature a particular star from our site, but which in our view represent a major contribution of a silent movie to the Arts and Culture of the world.   


"The High Sign" is the first short comedy, produced by Buster Keaton as an independent film-maker after his learning experience with Roscoe Arbuckle. Buster Keaton apparently did not consider this film good enough and only released it when he was forced to rest due to a broken leg. "The High Sign" is one of only three Buster Keaton short comedies, which do not feature our star Joe Roberts.


The film enjoys a very strong user rating in IMDB.


The 'High Sign' (1921) on IMDb



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Buster Keaton and Ingram Pickett in The High Sign 1921 08 

   Buster Keaton and Ingram Pickett