Convict 13

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Convict 13
Keaton Convict 13 1920.jpg
Theatrical poster for Convict 13 (1920)
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Buster Keaton
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck
Written by Edward F. Cline
Buster Keaton
Starring Buster Keaton
Sybil Seely
Joe Roberts
Edward F. Cline
Joe Keaton
Louise Keaton
Cinematography Elgin Lessley
Edited by Buster Keaton
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release dates
  • October 27, 1920 (1920-10-27)
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles
Convict 13

Convict 13 is a 1920 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline.


Keaton goes from a golf game with his girlfriend to death-row in prison through a case of mistaken identity. In the film, Buster performs one of the most dangerous sight gags that he performed in vaudeville. In the words of Marie Dressler: Buster would "stand on a table in back of his father twirling a basketball tied to the end of a rope, while his father was trying to shave himself with a straight razor. And that ball kept getting closer and closer, all the sudden, BANG!" [1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow

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