For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Convict 13

Buster Keaton is mistaken for a death row inmate and has to escape his own execution in this early short, which features Keaton in more of an action mode than a comedic one. Here, Keaton experiments with darker comedy, with less emphasis on elaborate set pieces. Pay attention to Keaton's facial expressions - his timing and deadpan demeanor are the highlights here, and shine through despite degraded film stock.