The Cameraman (1928)


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This is one of the last films from Buster Keaton's classic period, before the coming of sound and interference from MGM spoiled his work and softened his popularity. The Great Stone Face portrays Luke Shannon, a "tintype" portrait photographer who develops a serious crush on Sally (Marceline Day), a beautiful woman who works as a secretary for MGM's newsreel department. Luke's primary rival for Sally's affections is a cameraman for the company, so Luke decides to sign to the newsreel department … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Schayer
On DVD: Feb 20, 1991



as Buster, Luke Shannon

as The Big Sea Lion

as Man in Bathing Suit

as Photographer

as Man in Dressing Room

as Office Worker
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Critic Reviews for The Cameraman

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Studio interference damaged the film but could not destroy it.

Full Review… | August 30, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Keaton's last great comedy.

February 3, 2005
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Cameraman

My first Buster movie! And I really liked it!
He must've had a lot of bruises in a period where stunt men weren't available! What I liked about it was the expressiveness and the tight choreography, every movement is timed without looking strained or enforced.
It was painful and funny at the same time, the scene in the changing room is hilarious.
Buster is such a cute and lovable actor. I'm definitely interested in seeing more of his work.

Saskia D.

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my new favorite keaton film and the last one he made relatively free from interference at mgm. chaplin warned him not to sign :(

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


This is such a sweet movie, I love it. It's funny, exciting, and has a good story.

Aj V

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