The Paleface (1922) - Buster Keaton




The Paleface (1922)

Evil oil barons have given the Indians one day to vacate their land. The Indian chief tells his braves to kill the first white man they see. Buster shows up chasing a butterfly. Later he keeps moving the stake to which he is tied and at which he is to be burned. He becomes one of the tribe and helps them with their fight.

Distributed by First National Pictures Inc. 

"The Paleface" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Buster Keaton barely escapes death walking into the camp of an Indian tribe. Later he helps the Indians retain their land and becomes one of them. Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

Directed by Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Produced by Joseph Schenck
Scenario by Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts
Cinematography: Elgin Lessley
Release date January 1922
Running time 21 min.
Country: United States
Language: Silent film, English intertitles

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