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In his first starring role (and the film that launched his career), Buster Keaton stars in The Saphead as Bertie Van Alstyne, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier. Unable to escape the wealth and comfort that are foisted upon him, he pursues individuality in a series of comic misadventures in the speakeasies of New York, at the altar of matrimony, and even on the floor of the American stock exchange. The Saphead was instrumental in establishing Keaton as a bona fide star and greatly influenced his formulation of the Buster persona: a lonely, stone-faced soul thwarted by circumstance yet undauntedly resourceful and indefatigable in his struggle for love and survival within a chaotic world.
BONUS FEATURES: Loaded with special features including an alternate version of the film and more (TBD).
The story of a good guy trying to be a bad boy to get the girl he likes. some bits of the story line are odd but overal this is my Favorite Buster Keaton Full length feature film... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Silber
This concerns Saphead "Ultimate Edition", just a quick note. The editorial review indicates that the shorts "The High Sign" and "One Week" are part of the bonus features of the... Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by Mark Watson
Excellent movie, like always from him. The download was very good quality too. Thank you Buster for being so funny and smexy.Published on February 7, 2013 by Megan M. Locher
Prior to 1920, Buster Keaton was best known for his shorts with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Both under contract with Joseph M. Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by [KNDY] Dennis A. Amith
THE SAPHEAD (1920, 70 minutes, written, produced and directed by someone else) was Buster Keaton's introduction as a major star in feature-lengths. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by Hui Shen ben Israel
This feature film, Saphead, is one of the lesser known Keaton movie. In my opinion it is less funny than most of his work. He's a hapless guy who's the butt of everyone's joke. Read morePublished on March 26, 2010 by V. Campbell
This DVD contains one feature and two shorts from Keaton's earliest work as an independent filmmaker after he ceased his three year partnership with Roscoe Arbuckle in 1920 after... Read morePublished on March 22, 2008 by calvinnme
"The High Sign" is the gem herein. It's a delightful romp wherein Keaton's character is introduced thusly: "Our hero came from Nowhere---he wasn't going Anywhere and got kicked... Read morePublished on March 26, 2006 by brian komyathy