The Scarecrow

Directed by Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Starring Al St. John, Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely
Theatrical Release Date December 22, 1920
Run Time 18 min

'What Is a Home Without a Mother' reads the sign on the wall of Buster and Big Joe's bachelor pad – a marvelously inventive house designed for effortless living. A two-reel trick-and-slapstick farce with Buster Keaton and funny furniture doing most of the farcing.


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

Name Role
Al St. John Cast Member
Joseph M. Schenck Producer
Buster Keaton Writer
Buster Keaton Director
Buster Keaton Cast Member
Sybil Seely Cast Member
Eddie Cline Director
Eddie Cline Writer
Run time 18 min
Year Completed 1920