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The Passionate Plumber (1932)

Passed | | Comedy | 6 February 1932 (USA)
To make her lover jealous, a beautiful socialite passes off a bumbling plumber as her paramour.

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Julius J. McCracken
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Patricia Jardine
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Tony Lagorce
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Elmer Tuttle, a plumber in Paris, is enlisted by beautiful Patricia Alden to help her make her lover Tony Lagorce jealous. Tony, however, is two-timing Patricia with Nina Estrados. Elmer, with the help of his friend Julius, hopes to use the high-society contacts he's made with Patricia to find a market for his new invention, a pistol with a range-finding light. But Elmer's attempts to interest a military leader are mistaken for assassination attempts, and with Tony and half the male uppercrust of France challenging Elmer to duels, he is in hot water not even his plumbing skills can drain away. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Passionate Plumber was the un-handiest handy-man in town! (1962 reissue lobby card). See more »

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Charlotte Greenwood, Buster Keaton's co-star from Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931), was originally slated to take a character role opposite him again here, but was not available for filming. See more »

Quotes

Elmer: [posing as a doctor] There's something wrong with my telescope.
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Version of Le plombier amoureux (1932) See more »

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Music by Erno Rapee
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More of a sex farce than a typical Keaton comedy
11 September 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Not hilarious but pretty funny, with Jimmy Durante, Gilbert Roland and the three female leads of Moran, Maris and Purcell providing much of the comedy.

Weird and at times a little stupid, some good laughs; but the last reel is not as hilariously frantic as in other Keaton films.


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