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


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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)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The play opened in New York City on 24 December 1917 and ran for 232 performances. See more »


[Questioning Reginald Irving]
Jeffrey Haywood: Have you ever had anything to do with women?
Reginald Irving: Oh, I used to sell vacuum cleaners.
Jeffrey Haywood: No no, I mean, have you ever had a love affair with a woman?
Reginald Irving: Oh, gosh no.
Jeffrey Haywood: Well, you're going to have.
Reginald Irving: Oh, I can't. I don't get paid until Saturday.
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6 January 2004 | by (somewhere in cyberspace) – See all my reviews

Buster talks! Seeing this 1931 talkie was somewhat of a shock. Sure, Buster stuck around long enough to make plenty of great sound films, but this one is early enough to still have the ambiance of a silent comedy, which it occasionally lapses into. Hearing Buster talk here was almost an unexpected surprise. The film does start off slow with too much time devoted to setting up the plot. However, once the characters arrive in the hotel, the comic action is non-stop. Buster is great, as always, but Charlotte Greenwood almost steals the show as Polly. A great early comedienne, unjustly forgotten and underrated. This film is actually a re-make of an earlier silent, which I would love to track down for comparison.

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