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The Cameraman (1928)




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Fast-paced and funny, this silent Buster Keaton comedy has" the Great Stone Face" playing an aspiring newsreel cameraman who falls in love with an office girl and tries to impress her by getting the scoop on a Chinese tong war. Instead he finds himself in the midst of a terrible gunfight. Still he captures it on film and is about to triumphantly return with it when the mischievous monkey of a local organ grinder steals it away.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Schayer
On DVD: Feb 20, 1991

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Dick Alexander
as The Big Sea Lion
Vernon Dent
as Man in Bathing Suit
William Irving
as Photographer
Edward S. Brophy
as Man in Dressing Room
Ray Cooke
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
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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.

Super Reviewer


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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The Cameraman Quotes

Luke Shannon: This is my dressing room.
Man in Dressing Room: Shut up... or it'll be your coffin!
– Submitted by Hector H (4 years ago)

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