The Cameraman is an American 1928 silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton.
The picture stars Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others.
The Cameraman was Keaton\'s first film with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is considered by fans and critics to be Keaton still in top form, and it was added to the National Film Registry in 2005 as being deemed \"culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.\"
Within a little over a year, however, M-G-M would remove creative control over his pictures from Keaton, thereby causing drastic and long-lasting harm to his career. Keaton was later to call the move to MGM \"the worst mistake of my career.
The film was well received by film critics.
Critic Mordaunt Hall, writing for the New York Times, liked the film and the work of Buster Keaton. He said, \"Mr. Keaton\'s latest effort is \"The Cameraman,\" which is filled with guffaws and grins, the sort of thing with many original and adroitly worked-out gags. But whether they belong to the story is immaterial...There are other sections that are wild and watery, but nonetheless humorous.\"
As of January 8, 2008, The Cameraman is number 331 on \"They Shoot Pictures Don\'t They?\" 1000 Greatest Movies of All Time.
In 2005 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being \"culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant\".