Editorial review of The Saphead (1920) starring Buster Keaton, courtesy of Amazon.com
Quotes from The Saphead
Bertie: I’m good. I’ve tried my best to get over it – but I can’t – and I still kneel down and say my prayers every morning – before I go to bed.
Bertie: Do all these seats cost 100,000 dollars?
Bertie: All they do here is knock off hats, but I enjoy it. It occupies the mind.
Trivia for The Saphead
- Buster Keaton was recommended for the role by Douglas Fairbanks, who had created the role on Broadway and turned down the chance to play it again in the film.
- One of the few Buster Keaton films in which a hand double is used in a close-up shot to avoid showing that Keaton was missing his right index fingertip.
- A rare Buster Keaton smile is visible in the scene in which Bertie reads the newspaper account on the raid of the gambling house.