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The Haunted House (1921)

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Storyline

Buster is a bank clerk. Overturned glue gets everything, mostly the money, stuck to everything else. When robbers show up he can't "stick 'em up" because his hands are stuck in his pockets. The robbers' hideout is a haunted house designed to scare off police. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy | Horror

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21 February 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kísértetjárta ház  »

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Trivia

The film was restored in 2015 through Lobster Films, a process partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [title card] That night the Daredevil Opera Company was executing "Faust" - and he deserved it!
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Featured in Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) See more »

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Priceless!

A clumsy bank employee, the bank manager and his daughter, some bank robbers, some police and the Daredevil Theatrical Troupe, who've just been booed off stage during their production of Faust, all collide in a Haunted House which the bank robbers use as their hideout.

So many priceless moments, some good laugh-out-louders, and 100% great fun. Another really great short comedy from Buster Keaton.

Highlights: as usual, the ending! Buster running past camera, looking directly into it, the whole glue sequence, the self-referential theatrical production and more i can't remember right now... Not that i've ever seen a Keaton movie i didn't like, but i recommend this one too!


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