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The Goat (1921)

The Goat





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In this film, a drifter is already on the run from the cops when he's mistaken for murderer Dead Shot Dan. Keaton has eluded the previous group of policeman, but he's no match for the ill-tempered, heavyweight detective Joe Roberts who's hot on his trail ... or is he?more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
In Theaters:


Virginia Fox
as Chief's daughter
Malcolm St. Clair
as Dead Shot Dan
Buster Keaton
as The Goat
Joe Roberts
as Police Chief

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Keaton looks like a criminal? This movie is really funny.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


A very early short from Buster Keaton, usual Keaton style with some very, clever moves involving more props and great stunts. Aclever little mix up of the wrongly accused.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

The Cleveland Institute of Art's Cinematheque had a night of five short silents by comedy greats. I'm not as familiar with Buster Keaton's career as Chaplin's, but this was the best of the night for me. The story was just a little more developed. The gags just a little bit more creatively outrageous and laugh out loud funny. Keaton was another very athletic comedian and he gives us his best here. The only way I can figure out the title is to assume it is short for scapegoat, since Keaton is framed for murders committed by Dead Shot Dan. Keaton spends most of the movie on the run from the cops, especially the police chief played by Roberts. Great stuff!!

Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

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