Cleverly shot two-reeler finds Buster Keaton down on his luck, and accidentally mistaken for an escaped criminal, Dead Shot Dan. Lots of inventive visual gags and frenetic action distinguish this short comedy, which also features some early use of widescreen.
From start to finish, this one's a real blast to watch. It's evident how much of a perfectionist Buster Keaton must have been because every shot in this short either made me laugh, or left me in awe. I always enjoy playing with frame and perspective, and it seems that Keaton did as well. It only now struck me how much I also enjoy this character, how much I empathize with him and how relatable he still is. Great film