The Cameraman

The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton.wikipedia
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Buster Keaton

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The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton. Buster (Buster Keaton), a sidewalk tintype portrait photographer in New York City, develops a crush on Sally (Marceline Day), a secretary who works for MGM Newsreels.
Many of Keaton's films from the 1920s remain highly regarded, such as Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), and The Cameraman (1928), with The General widely viewed as his masterpiece.

Harold Goodwin (American actor)

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The picture stars Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others.
He followed up with a role in another Keaton film The Cameraman in 1928, opposite Keaton and actress Marceline Day.

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It is considered by fans and critics to be Keaton still in top form, and it was added to the National Film Registry in 2005 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Edward Sedgwick

The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton.
Sedgwick's love of baseball came in handy for the ballpark sequences of Mix's Stepping Out, Buck Jones’ Hit and Run, William Haines’ Slide, Kelly, Slide, Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman, and Robert Young’s Death on the Diamond.

Marceline Day

The picture stars Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others. Buster (Buster Keaton), a sidewalk tintype portrait photographer in New York City, develops a crush on Sally (Marceline Day), a secretary who works for MGM Newsreels.
Day is probably best recalled for her appearances in the now lost 1927 Tod Browning directed horror classic London After Midnight with Lon Chaney and Conrad Nagel, her role as Sally Richards in the 1928 comedy The Cameraman with Buster Keaton, and the 1929 drama The Jazz Age with Douglas Fairbanks Jr..

Edward Brophy

Edward Brophy as man in the bath-house, who insists on sharing Buster's tiny changing room
In 1928, with only a few minor film roles to his credit, Brophy was working as a junior production executive for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer when he was chosen to appear with Buster Keaton in one sequence of Keaton's film The Cameraman.

Vernon Dent

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The Cameraman (1928) - Man in Tight Bathing Suit (uncredited)

Harry Gribbon

At the end, he is rescued from Tong members by the timely arrival of the police, led by a cop (Harry Gribbon) who had been the unintentional victim of several of Buster's antics over the last few days.
The Cameraman (1928)

Watch the Birdie (1950 film)

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The Cameraman would later serve as inspiration for part of the 1950 comedy Watch the Birdie, starring Red Skelton, with Keaton working as a gagman for MGM and serving as an advisor to Skelton.
Parts of the film were inspired by the 1928 comedy, The Cameraman, by Buster Keaton, who was at that point in his career working as a gagman at MGM and advising Skelton.

Clyde Bruckman

writer and director of silent comedies
Bruckman (pronounced "Brook-man") may be best known for his collaborations with Buster Keaton, as Bruckman co-wrote several of Keaton's most popular films, including Our Hospitality, Sherlock Jr., The Navigator, Seven Chances, The Cameraman, and The General, which Bruckman also co-directed.

Elgin Lessley

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In Sherlock, Jr., Lessley's careful positioning of camera and actor in various locations produced the effect of a man stuck in a movie where his location keeps changing as he struggles to keep up. Lessley retired from filmmaking after shooting The Cameraman with Buster Keaton in 1928.

Silent film

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The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton.

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The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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The Cameraman was Keaton's first film with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Tintype

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Buster (Buster Keaton), a sidewalk tintype portrait photographer in New York City, develops a crush on Sally (Marceline Day), a secretary who works for MGM Newsreels.

Multiple exposure

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He double exposes or over exposes much of the footage, and the rest is simply no good.

Exposure (photography)

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He double exposes or over exposes much of the footage, and the rest is simply no good.

Rumble seat

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Later, Harold offers Sally a ride home; Buster has to sit in the rumble seat, where he gets drenched in the rain.

Chinatown

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The next day, Sally gives him a hot tip she has just received that something big is going to happen in Chinatown.

Street organ

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In his rush to get there, he accidentally runs into an organ grinder, who falls and apparently kills his monkey.

Tong Wars

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In Chinatown, Buster films the outbreak of a Tong War, narrowly escaping death on several occasions.

Ticker tape parade

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Buster assumes a ticker-tape parade is in his honor, whereas it is really for Charles Lindbergh.

Charles Lindbergh

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Buster assumes a ticker-tape parade is in his honor, whereas it is really for Charles Lindbergh.