The High Sign

Directed by Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Starring Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Theatrical Release Date April 18, 1921
Run Time 19 min

One of Keaton’s funniest. He plays a contract-killer who must murder the town miser, August Nickelnurser. But Nickelnurser knows a good man when he sees one and hires Buster as his bodyguard.


Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with Cohen Film Collection.

Name Role
Buster Keaton Cast Member
Edward F. Cline Writer
Al St. John Cast Member
Buster Keaton Writer
Buster Keaton Director
Joseph M. Schenck Producer
Eddie Cline Director
Run time 19 min
Year Completed 1920