The Cameraman Overview:

The Cameraman (1928) was a Silent Films - Romance Film directed by Buster Keaton and Edward Sedgwick and produced by Buster Keaton and Lawrence Weingarten.

The Cameraman was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

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ClassicFlix (Teen Scene): The Cameraman (1928)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 27, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it?s now more difficult to access to the old version and read t... Read full article


The Cameraman

By Michael on Aug 1, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Cameraman (Buster Keaton & Edgar Sedgwick, 1928) Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire. This is the first official review of my new feature that I hope to get running lo... Read full article


The Cameraman (1928) (1)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Jul 19, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

I’ll get to The Cameraman in a sec, just bear with me. Did you watch Lost? I hope, for your sake, that the answer is no. I mean, c’mon – J.J. Abrams, I’m going to kick your ass in a dark alley if I ever get the chance, just for wasting my time. But I digress. I merely mention... Read full article


The Cameraman (1928) (2)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Jul 19, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

I’ll get to The Cameraman in a sec, just bear with me. Did you watch Lost? I hope, for your sake, that the answer is no. I mean, c’mon – J.J. Abrams, I’m going to kick your ass in a dark alley if I ever get the chance, just for wasting my time. But I digress. I merely mention... Read full article


The Cameraman

By RBuccicone on Oct 11, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

The Cameraman (1928) ???? How many windows can Buster Keaton break with his movie camera before the joke gets old? That seems to be at least part of the plot of the first movie the silent star made under a studio contract, The Cameraman. ???? Buster’s profession of making tintype photographs f... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sally Richards: [advice to the aspiring cameraman] You must always grind forward... never backward.


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Facts about

At the studio's insistence, Buster Keaton shot an ending with him smiling. It was previewed, and hated, so it was replaced with the ending the film now has.
This was Buster Keaton's first movie after the studio told him that he was restricted to his movie making, starting with this, he had to do what movies he was given.
The scene in which Buster Keaton runs up and down the stairs of his rooming house when he's expecting Marceline Day's phone call was shot with an elevator crane. Though the German film The Last Laugh had used an elevator crane, this film was the first comedy to use it. In 1960, Jerry Lewis used an elevator crane in The Errand Boy, and some writers have erroneously credited him with being the first comedian to use one.
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National Film Registry

The Cameraman

Released 1928
Inducted 2005
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Also released in 1928




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