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The Haunted House (1921)

Unrated  |   |  Short, Comedy, Horror  |  21 February 1921 (USA)
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A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

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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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The Bank Teller
24 September 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Since the haunted house is only 1/3 of the movie, the title of the movie should have been The Bank Teller which Buster Keaton portrayed. Most of the movie takes place in the bank which Keaton operated and was later accused of robbing. Or, the movie should have been called Sticky Situation since the biggest laughs of the movie came when Keaton gets glue all over him and the money from the bank. Although the movie's climax is the haunted house, much of the physical comedy happens way before the movie's closing. An interesting look into heaven and hell as Keaton imagines dying and riding the stairway and slide to heaven and then hell. A good Keaton classic, The Haunted House has several moments that are funny and very enjoyable.


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