Ask people to name a silent comedian, and most of them can probably think of just one: Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was indeed the king of silent comedy, but he had rivals to the throne, and none was more formidable than The Great Stone Face, Buster Keaton. Keaton’s deadpan demeanor and wildly acrobatic sight gags led many people to prefer his films to Chaplin’s. Check out what most critics consider Keaton’s masterpiece, 1926’s The General, free of charge by clicking here.
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