Buster Keaton backed into feature filmmaking with this 1923 effort, which essentially consists of three two-reelers (Keaton’s accustomed format) edited together. The structure is a vague parody of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance, with Buster fighting to win his woman from a stronger rival in the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, and modern times. It’s good but not great Keaton: the gags are chiefly basic slapstick, with little of the surrealistic refinement and visual sophistication he brought to his later features.
The dinosaur effects were created by Max Fleischer, the creator of Betty Boop and Popeye.
The buildings used for the jump in the Modern Age segment were the same buildings used by Harold Lloyd in Safety Last!.
#1- Soundtrack by Robert Israel
#2- Organ score by Lee Erwin
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