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Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  28 February 1931 (USA)
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A man tries passing off a socially awkward fellow as a Casanova in the hopes of marrying off his would be sister-in-law.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Reginald Irving
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Polly Hathaway
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Jeffrey Haywood
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Bell Hop
Dorothy Christy ...
Angelica Embrey
Joan Peers ...
Nita Leslie
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Virginia Embrey
Natalie Moorhead ...
Leila Crofton
Edward Brophy ...
Detective
Walter Merrill ...
Frederick Leslie
Sidney Bracey ...
Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
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Storyline

Jeff wants to get married to Virginia, but Virginia won't marry until her older, hard-to-please sister Angelica gets married off first. Jeff pretends that a shy, never-married nobody he has just met is really a great lover, in order to get Angelica interested in him. Written by Snow Leopard

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28 February 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don Juan i pyjamas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey Haywood: Now, when you first get to your room, order some... uh, champagne and broiled lobster.
Reginald Irving: Champ... Ch... Can't you make it beer?
Jeffrey Haywood: Beer? Certainly not. Champagne!
[pause]
Jeffrey Haywood: C, H, A, M, P, A, uh... oh, well, make it wine. W, I, N, E.
Reginald Irving: Oh well, what do I call her?
Jeffrey Haywood: Oh, call her... kid, sweetheart, baby...
Reginald Irving: Kid, sweetheart, baby.
Jeffrey Haywood: Uh huh. And then when you're helping her to take off her...
Reginald Irving: Take off her what?
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Step On It
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Music by Mel Kaufman
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Parlour, Bedroom, Bath and Even the Lobby
1 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A far funnier film than I was led to believe. All Keaton fans usually hate the Metro movies, but there are delights here. Reginald Denny makes an excellent farceur and the inimitable Charlotte Greenwood is a surprisingly good match with Keaton. They have some exhausting physical scenes with each other and somehow, it clicks. Buster undergoes more punishment in these pictures than the ones he wrote and directed. It is almost as if someone at MGM decided that masochism was what made him funny. Nevertheless, he manages to shine as a timid soul who turns himself into a very enthusiastic lover. The film is "stagey" in that it keeps at times to a rendering very much like a proscenium theatre. It's fast. And fun.


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