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The Electric House (1922)

After being mistakenly certified as an electrical engineer, Buster is hired to wire a house.

Directors:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton), Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline) | 1 more credit »
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Buster Keaton ... Buster (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Speed, Pep, Action-Here Is Sober Buster at His Side-bustingest! Funny? You Tell 'Em! (Print Ad- Daily Press, ((Glendale, Calif.)) 3 December 1923) See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was restored in 2015 through Lobster Films, a process partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1995, Film Preservation Associates copyrighted a version with new titles by Jeffrey Vance and a music soundtrack arranged by Robert Israel. The running time was 24 minutes. See more »

Connections

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

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Lesser Keaton
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Electric House, The (1922)

** (out of 4)

One of the least entertaining Buster Keaton shorts has him turning his Dean's house into a house of the future will all sorts of wild, electrical gadgets. The best joke in the film is near the start of the film when the electric stairwell goes out of control and sends Buster and the Dean out the window and into the pool. The rest of the film looks good but none of the jokes really work.

Available in Kino's The Art of Buster Keaton set, which is one of the greatest collections of films out there.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

16 October 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Electrical House See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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