1911-1920ComedyHerbert BlachéSilentUSAWinchell Smith

Herbert Blaché & Winchell Smith – The Saphead (1920)


The Saphead is a 1920 comedy film featuring Buster Keaton. It was the actor’s first starring role in a full-length feature and the film that launched his career.

The plot was a merging of two stories, Bronson Howard’s play The Henrietta and the novel The New Henrietta by Victor Mapes and Winchell Smith, which was meant to be an adaption of Howard’s play.

There were two editions, one standard they called Rohauer and one they called alternate which has 3 min less. This one is Rohauer. The differences are as follows:

Left => Rohauer version
Right=> Alternate version




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