The Saphead
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The Saphead
The Saphead was based on the tried-and-true Winchell Smith stage comedy The New Henrietta, previously filmed in 1915 as The Lamb. Buster Keaton, at the time a popular 2-reel comedy attraction, makes his feature-film debut in the role of the addlepated son of Wall Street lion William H. Crane. In an effort to make something worthwhile of his unprepossessing offspring, Crane gives Keaton $100,000 to buy a seat on the stock market. Keaton gets mixed up in a seemingly worthless stock, but proves at the end that he's got more business sense than all the other brokers combined. Surprisingly, The… More

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"The Saphead is more historically important than it is aesthetically or artistically important."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Slightly amusing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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