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* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: As Buster unfolds the newspaper, it just keeps unfolding until it's roughly the size of a bedsheet. As he tries to fold it up again, he has to stand on a bench to do so and quickly loses his balance.


* IncrediblyLamePun
-->'''From a ransom demand to August Nickelnurder:''' ''Now, August, unless you come across today, the first of September will be the last of August''


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* AsideGlance

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* BodyguardBetrayal: Subverted.
* BookcasePassage
* BrickJoke: The banana in the gun holster.
* TheButlerDidIt
* ContractOnTheHitman
* TheDoorSlamsYou
* TheDulcineaEffect
* ExplosiveCigar

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* %%* BrickJoke: The banana in the gun holster.
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* %%* TheDoorSlamsYou
* %%* TheDulcineaEffect
* %%* ExplosiveCigar



* FakingTheDead

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* GunTwirling
* TheGunslinger: Subverted.

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* LiteralAssKicking

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* NeonSignHideout: See picture.

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* PaperThinDisguise
* PlayingBothSides

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* %%* PlayingBothSides



* ShotInTheAss
* {{Slapstick}}
* TrapDoor
* {{Undercrank}}

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* %%* {{Slapstick}}
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"The High Sign" (1921) follows a drifter (BusterKeaton) whose audition a shooting gallery leads to his recruitment as both a hit man and the bodyguard of the intended victim. HilarityEnsues.

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"The High Sign" (1921) follows a drifter (BusterKeaton) (Creator/BusterKeaton) whose audition a shooting gallery leads to his recruitment as both a hit man and the bodyguard of the intended victim. HilarityEnsues.

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[[caption-width-right:320:Subtle, guys.]]
-->''Guarding a man from danger and killing him at the same time is SOME job.''
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"The High Sign" (1921) follows a drifter (BusterKeaton) whose audition a shooting gallery leads to his recruitment as both a hit man and the bodyguard of the intended victim. HilarityEnsues.
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!!"The High Sign" provides examples of:

* AccidentalAimingSkills: Arguably. Buster can shoot a bottle off a wall -- just never the one he's aiming at.
* AlliterativeName: The Blinking Buzzards
-->...a bold bad bunch of blood-thirsty bandits who would break into a bank, blow a battle-ship to bits or beat up a blue eyed baby blonde.
* AsideGlance
* BallisticDiscount: A shooting gallery customer holds Buster at gunpoint and makes off with the profits.
* BananaPeel -- first averted, then immediately done straight.
* {{Blackmail}}: Extortion, actually, but there's no page for that.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Subverted.
* BookcasePassage
* BrickJoke: The banana in the gun holster.
* TheButlerDidIt
* ContractOnTheHitman
* TheDoorSlamsYou
* TheDulcineaEffect
* ExplosiveCigar
* FailedASpotCheck: Buster and the Nickelnursers don't notice the Blinking Buzzards entering the house.
* FakingTheDead
* FiveFingerDiscount: How Buster acquires a newspaper and a revolver.
* GunTwirling
* TheGunslinger: Subverted.
* {{Hobos}}: Buster, presumably, since he makes his entrance being thrown off a train.
* {{Irony}}: The man whose newspaper Buster stole unknowingly buys it back from him.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Buster, at least initially.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Subverted ''and'' played straight -- Buster has to fake amazing marksmanship at the shooting gallery, but manages to toss his hat onto a rack in the next room without looking.
* IncrediblyLamePun
-->'''From a ransom demand to August Nickelnurder:''' ''Now, August, unless you come across today, the first of September will be the last of August''
* LargeAndInCharge: See picture. (Buster reportedly stood 5-1/2 feet tall).
* LiteralAssKicking
* MagicBullets: Or in this case, magic pellets -- one shooting gallery customer uses his own double-barreled shotgun and wipes out ''the entire gallery'' with ''one shot.''
* NeonSignHideout: See picture.
* NoseTapping: The Blinking Buzzards' "secret" signal.
* PaintedTunnelRealTrain
** Buster appears to paint a hook on the wall and then hang his hat upon it.
** Buster dives through a seascape that conceals a secret passage.
* PaperThinDisguise
* PlayingBothSides
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: The entrance to the Blinking Buzzards' headquarters.
* PunnyName
** "Dr. Pullem, Dentist"
** August Nickelnurser, an elderly miser.
* ShotInTheAss
* {{Slapstick}}
* TrapDoor
* {{Undercrank}}
* VisualPun: After sipping some spiked or poisoned tea, Buster looks into the cup and sees a kicking mule. So, a drink with some kick.
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