Down on his luck Buster is mistaken for a criminal, and while initially just hoping to grab a bite to eat, he's sent on the run with a crew of police after him. Even though the horseshoe caused him more trouble than he bargained for, luck is always on his side. No one could outrun that many cops without a bit of luck. The elevator scene is an absolute thrill, watching Buster, floor after floor, fool his tubby tail.
A really nice silent comedy that revolves around a mistaken identity with very enjoyable humour and chase scenes. I really admire how great the filmmakers back then managed humour and creative scenes with the limited resources they had. As other movies from the time, "The Goat" keeps making me feel nostalgic about a time period that I didn't even experienced.
Mistaken identity and being pursued by cops are regular features of Keaton shorts and both scenarios appear in this delightful caper. The Great Stone Face is down on his luck, reduced to queuing for bread. Matters worsen when he's mistaken for a notorious criminal and the rest of the film is two glorious chase sequences.. For buffs interested by trivia, the criminal is played by Buster's co-director Mal. St. Clair...
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.