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The 'High Sign' () Short Film

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Buster is thrown off a train near an amusement park. There he gets a job in a shooting gallery run by the Blinking Buzzards mob. Ordered to kill a businessman, he winds up protecting the man and his daughter by outfitting their home with trick devices. (imdb)

Genre: Comedy

AKA: The High Sign

Country: USA

Directed By: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Written By: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Starring: Buster Keaton

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The 'High Sign' belongs to 33 collections
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5. Doubling the Canon (2011 update) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 1 star)
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