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The Electric House (1922)

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

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

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(as 'Buster' Keaton), (as Eddie Cline) | 1 more credit »
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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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The film was restored in 2015 through Lobster Films, a process partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. See more »

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Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975) See more »

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Gadgets Galore & Lots of Fun
20 August 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

A lot of Keaton's comedies feature a scene or two filled with creative and wacky gadgets that make you laugh and make you marvel at his inventiveness, all at the same time. This short comedy is entirely devoted to this kind of eccentric gadgetry, and while that means there isn't much of a plot, it's fun to watch. There's a subtle, funny mix-up at the beginning that results in Buster being entrusted with filling up a man's house with whatever electronic devices he can think of, and he really goes to it. "The Electric House" is a funny place to visit.


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