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The Electric House (1922)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  October 1922 (USA)
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After being mistakenly certified as an electrical engineer, Buster is hired to wire a house.

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Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home. He installs lots of fanciful gadgets. The one who should have received the degree gets even by rewiring all the gadgets to wreak havoc. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Electrical House  »

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Filming was delayed when star Buster Keaton got his foot caught in the escalator and broke his ankle. During his recovery, Keaton released his previously shelved film, The 'High Sign' (1921), and filmed The Play House (1921). Upon his return to this short, he abandoned his original footage and started fresh. Little is known about the first version, and no scenes are known to still exist. See more »

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Lesser Keaton
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Electric House, The (1922)

** (out of 4)

One of the least entertaining Buster Keaton shorts has him turning his Dean's house into a house of the future will all sorts of wild, electrical gadgets. The best joke in the film is near the start of the film when the electric stairwell goes out of control and sends Buster and the Dean out the window and into the pool. The rest of the film looks good but none of the jokes really work.

Available in Kino's The Art of Buster Keaton set, which is one of the greatest collections of films out there.


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