Sherlock Jr. (US, 1924)

On to the next pratfall

This is my favourite Buster Keaton film as it encapsulates his genius for stunts and the surreal world in which his character, the Great Stone Face, existed. The set piece where he rides on the handlebars of a motorcycle, unaware the rider has fallen off, must be one of the great comic scenes in cinema. You can see it on YouTube:

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