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Three Ages
Also known as Les trois âges in France
(1923) American
B&W : Six reels / 5251 feet
Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline

Cast: Buster Keaton [the hero], Margaret Leahy [the girl], Wallace Beery [the villain], Joseph Roberts (Joe Roberts) [the father], Kewpie Morgan [the emperor], Lillian Lawrence [the mother], Blanche Payson, Horace Morgan, Lionel Belmore

Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell and Clyde Bruckman. Art direction by Fred Gabourie. Cinematography by William McGann and Elgin Lessley. Intertitles by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell and Clyde Bruckman. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 25 July 1923 by Joseph M. Schenck Productions [LP19231]. Released 24 September 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.


Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; in a Czechoslovakian film archive; and in a Japanese film archive.

Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.

Keywords: Ancient Romans - Ancient Rome - Animals: Elephants, Horses, Lions - Animation [stop-action] - Communication: Telephones - Dinosaurs - Flasks - Flowers - Hats - Insects: Bees - Love triangles - Negroes - Roman Empire - Shaving brushes - Sports: Golf - Transportation: Automobiles, Chariots - Weapons: Swords

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 213; Dardis-Keaton pp. 96-97, 102, 113, 148, 272, 290; Fell-History p. 96; Kerr-Silent pp. 10, 11, 226, 227, 314; Kobal-Fifty p. 26; Shipman-Cinema p. 80; Sinyard-Silent p. 115; Sweeney-Coming p. 59; Vermilye-Twenties p. 101.

Home video: DVD.

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