You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Cameraman

Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident.

Cast:
Buster Keaton Marceline Day Harold Goodwin Sidney Bracy Harry Gribbon

Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident.

Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal stupidity.

In trying to land a job with M-G-M News, Keaton, as a tintype photographer suddenly turned cinematic, goes through a series of hoke adventures. There is the comedy. One of the smartest bits is when setting up his camera to shoot an admiral leaving a hotel – Keaton mistakes the gorgeously uniformed hotel doorman for the admiral.

Another clever bit is when, swimming in a public tank with women all about, Keaton loses his over-size bathing suit. The big punch is when he photographs a Chinese tong war from the center of the melee.

Day is appealing as the femme. Harold Goodwin has the only other part of consequence, as a newsreel cameraman also soft on the gal.

The Cameraman

Production: M-G-M. Director Edward Sedgwick; Screenplay Clyde Bruckman, Richard Schayer; Camera Elgin Lessley

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1928. Running time: 68 MIN.

With: Buster Keaton Marceline Day Harold Goodwin Sidney Bracy Harry Gribbon

More Film

  • Nick Nolte Walk of Fame Honor

    Nick Nolte Reflects on What Acting's Meant for Him Ahead of Walk of Fame Honor

    Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident. Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal […]

  • The Post

    Oscars: Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Arrives With the Zeitgeist in Its Sights

    Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident. Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal […]

  • Justice League Box Office: Film Comes

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Comes Up Short With $94 Million U.S. Debut

    Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident. Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal […]

  • Fatih Akin and Diane Kruger'NDR Talkshow',

    German Director Fatih Akin Looks to Hometown Serial Killer for Next Film

    Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident. Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Hub and Assembly Line set Fund for China-U.S. Co-Productions (EXCLUSIVE)

    Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident. Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal […]

  • Japan Box Office: ‘It’ Climbs to

    Japan Box Office: ‘It’ Climbs to Number One in Third Weekend

    Good laugh picture with Buster Keaton. The same old stencil about a boob that does everything wrong and cashes in finally through sheer accident. Keaton is a problem on love interest. In the present case his cow-like adoration of the heroine (Marceline Day) is used to build up sympathy as a counter-irritant to his abysmal […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content