|Motion Picture News, 16-April-1921|
I remember when "The High Sign" was thought to be a lost film. I am glad they found it.
A high sign is a subtle hand signal, as we see in this example with Paul Newman in The Sting, used by members of a group to communicate secretly with each other. As you see in the example from "The High Sign," the high sign used by the Blinking Buzzards, a Black Hand-style gang of criminals, is a little less subtle.
Learn more about Buster Keaton's silent shorts in my blogathon post: https://bigvriotsquad.blogspot.com/2021/03/buster-keatons-silent-shorts-reel-one.html