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Three Ages (1923) was a Comedy - Silent Films Film directed by Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline and produced by Buster Keaton and Joseph M. Schenck.

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Three Ages (1923)

By Lindsey on Jun 21, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

Buster in the stone age, with a very tall lady-friend. (Image: A Drifting Cowboy) “If you let your mind wander back through History you will find that the only thing that has not changed since the World began is — LOVE. Love is the unchanging axis on which the World revolves,” a pr... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THREE AGES (1923)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 3, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Although it’s not as celebrated today as Sherlock Jr. (1924) or The General (1926), Buster Keaton’s Three Ages (1923) is still funny stuff, even if it ventures into more outlandish settings than most of Keaton’s films. This would be the first of Keaton’s efforts at creating ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THREE AGES (1923)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 3, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Although it’s not as celebrated today as Sherlock Jr. (1924) or The General (1926), Buster Keaton’s Three Ages (1923) is still funny stuff, even if it ventures into more outlandish settings than most of Keaton’s films. This would be the first of Keaton’s efforts at creating ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THREE AGES (1923)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 3, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Although it’s not as celebrated today as Sherlock Jr. (1924) or The General (1926), Buster Keaton’s Three Ages (1923) is still funny stuff, even if it ventures into more outlandish settings than most of Keaton’s films. This would be the first of Keaton’s efforts at creating ... Read full article


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There are two references in the Roman section a - one classical and one biblical. The classical reference is to the story of Androcles and the lion (when Keaton is in the dungeon) and the biblical one is to Samson bringing down the temple upon himself and his enemies (when Keaton collapses Beery's house).
The most famous stunt in the movie was actually built around what went wrong with the original stunt. Keaton intended to leap from a board projecting from one building onto the roof of another building, but he fell short, smashing into the brick wall and falling into a net off-screen. He was injured badly enough to be laid up for three days. But when he saw the film (his camera operators were instructed to always keep filming, no matter what happened), he not only kept the mishap, he built on it, adding the fall through three awnings, the loose downspout that propels him into the firehouse, and the slide down the fire pole.
Buster Keaton's first feature film. He chose to construct the film as a series of separate episodes so the film could be cut into individual shorts to be re-released on their own if the feature was a failure.
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Also directed by Edward F. Cline




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Also produced by Buster Keaton




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Also released in 1923




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