Trick or Treat
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Trick or Treat

The composition : Trick or Treat The movie : Convict 13 (1920) Production information from : http://silent-hall-of-fame.org/1920-1924/217-convict-13-1920-with-film Cast info from : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011071/ Buster Keaton was a master of humor on the silent screen. He co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in this 1920 comedy. His character tries to play golf with a much more accomplished paramour. He accidentally knocks himself out and an escaped convict switches clothes with him. The guards take him to the prison. His future fiancée assumes he pulled a prank to get close to her, since she is the warden’s daughter. Then they learn he is scheduled to be hanged that day. Things work out in the end, but there are few tense and hilarious moments in between. Frequent Keaton collaborator Joe Roberts plays a hulking prisoner who causes a good bit of trouble. Keaton and Eddie Cline co-wrote and co-directed Convict 13, with cinematography by Elgin Lessley. Joseph Schenck produced and Metro Pictures was the distributor. It came out on October 27, 1920 with a running time of 19 minutes. Imbroglio Sextet performs original works, and composer Brandon Brown’s 4 Movements for a Film Projector inspired trumpeter Cara Pollard to commission video accompaniment for it. The result was a reimagining of three silent films, re-edited with humorous modern intertitles. The footage comes from the early days of cinema via archive.org (where you can watch the complete films) and is in the public domain. All music composed by Brandon Brown. New editing and intertitles by Rush Olson Creative & Sports and Ludisian Legion Entertainment.