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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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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
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Leila Crofton
Edward Brophy ...
Detective
Walter Merrill ...
Frederick Leslie
Sidney Bracey ...
Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
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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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The real laugh panic of the year - he's a ladies' man. (ad cut).

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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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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 »

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Jeffrey Haywood: Now, when you first get to your room, order some... uh, champagne and broiled lobster.
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Jeffrey Haywood: Oh, call her... kid, sweetheart, baby...
Reginald Irving: Kid, sweetheart, baby.
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I found Parlor, Bedroom and Bath a very funny early Buster Keaton talkie
28 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

When I watched "Matinee at the Bijou" on Saturday afternoons on PBS during the early '80s, this was one of the movies featured there. It was also my first exposure to Buster Keaton having previously read about him in an encyclopedia of movie comics called "The Funsters". The most funny parts I remember from that first viewing was when he kept trying to do his "I Love You" routine while extending his arms to various women in a mechanical way. Now that I've watched this again on the "Industrial Strength Keaton" DVD collection, I found it even more funnier having just seen many of his silent shorts with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and his later TV appearances and industrial films. Okay, so maybe some of the dialogue was a bit contrived and some scenes were a bit frantic but still I managed to laugh during the whole thing especially during the free-for-all-finale. Also, Cliff Edwards as the bell boy and Charlotte Greenwood as the woman Buster was supposed to meet at the hotel deserve special mention for their chemistry with The Great Stone Face. Oh, and the reactions of Joan Peers as Nita, who's trying to get her husband jealous, as she reacts to Buster's accidental "moves" were also funny to me. Really, I was just doubled over with laughter at this one especially during some visual stuff like that car-train sequence or the wet-floor-everyone-slips-on scene. So on that note, if you're a Keaton fan curious about these early talkies with him, I highly recommend Parlor, Bedroom and Bath. P.S. Ms. Peers was another performer who's from my birthtown of Chicago, Ill.


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