$10 Silent Film Night – Buster Keaton in “Three Ages”
The film takes place in three different historical eras–the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Modern Age. The plot is the same in each: Buster Keaton stars as a young man who courts the girl of his dreams, but his pursuit is complicated by a rival, played by Wallace Beery. The stories are interwoven, and structured around four plot actions. The characters from each era are introduced and the rivalry between Keaton and Beery is set up; then, in each story, Keaton attempts to make the girl jealous. This is followed by a contest between the two male rivals; and then each story ends with Keaton winning the girl.