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The Haunted House (1921)

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

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Complete credited cast:
Virginia Fox ...
Joe Roberts ...
Bank Cashier
Edward F. Cline ...


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 <>

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Short | Comedy | Horror


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21 February 1921 (USA)  »

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3 May 2004 | by (Oz) – See all my reviews

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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