THE SCARECROW (1920) Director: Buster Keaton/ Eddie Cline Producer: Joseph M. Schenck. Cinematographer: 0gin Lessley Scenario: Buster Keaton/ Eddie Cline Technical director: Fred Gabaurie Distributed by: Metro Pictures (December 22, 1920). Cast: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Joe Roberts, Mary Astor, Sybil Seely, Joe Keaton, Al St. John, Luke the Dog
An early comedy that addressed the public's fascination with automation (the result of the Ford Motor Company's assembly line), The Scarecrow delights with its clever sequence involving Buster and Joe Roberts as farmhands who share a
one-room house with surprising time and space-saving devices. The appearance of "Luke," Arbuckle's Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is a link to Keaton's film apprenticeship.
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Directed by Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Eddie Cline and Malcolm St. Clair