Convict 13 (1920) - Rotten Tomatoes

Convict 13 (1920)

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Movie Info

In Buster Keaton's second two-reel comedy to be released, he is golfing with a group of socialites. He knocks himself out and while unconscious, an escapee from a nearby prison exchanges his uniform with Buster's clothes. When Buster comes to, he finds pursued by dozens of prison guards.

Cast

Sybil Seely
as Socialite, Warden's Daughter
Sybil Seeley
as Warden's Daughter
Joe Roberts
as Prisoner
Joe Keaton
as Warden

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Audience Reviews for Convict 13

Buster Keaton delivers another two-reel masterpiece that is inventive, hilarious, and features insane and dangerous gags that all add up to 19 minutes of Keaton bliss. After Buster gets himself into the jailhouse the film goes completely insane and Joe Roberts gives an equally terrifying and hilarious performance as a huge convict bent on escape. This is darker humor than most of Keaton's other films as prisoners and guards are killed and it isn't until the end that we see it was all just a dream from when Buster is originally knocked out by the golf ball. "Convict 13" is a fast paced and nonstop comedic masterpiece and utilizes every single minute to add layer after layer to a hilarious setup. I don't think there is much better use of your time than to pop in the disk (I'll let anyone borrow Buster Keaton because everybody should see and enjoy him.) and spend 19 minutes in comedic paradise.

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

½

It's not as technically genius as One Week or Sherlock Jr. but it's still funny. The black comedy right before Buster's hanging was uniquely interesting with all the convicts buying and selling food as if it were a baseball game. "Sorry boys. We'll fix it and tomorrow we'll hang two of you to make up for this."

Garrett Cash
Garrett Cash

I don't know how Keaton could be mistaken for a convict, but it's funny anyway.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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