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The Haunted House (1921)

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors:

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

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... Bank Clerk
Virginia Fox Virginia Fox ... Bank President's Daughter
Joe Roberts ... Bank Cashier
Edward F. Cline ... Customer in Bank
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Storyline

Buster is a bank clerk. Overturned glue gets everything, mostly the money, stuck to everything else. When robbers show up he can't "stick 'em up" because his hands are stuck in his pockets. The robbers' hideout is a haunted house designed to scare off police. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1900s | 900s | bank | teller | bank teller | See All (50) »

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Goofs

When Buster Keaton adjusts the clock over the vault, he needs to pen a glass pane first. When Joe Roberts adjusts the clock, he doesn't have to open the glass. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [title card] That night the Daredevil Opera Company was executing "Faust" - and he deserved it!
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Connections

Featured in Silent Clowns: Buster Keaton (2006) See more »

User Reviews

The Bank Teller
24 September 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Since the haunted house is only 1/3 of the movie, the title of the movie should have been The Bank Teller which Buster Keaton portrayed. Most of the movie takes place in the bank which Keaton operated and was later accused of robbing. Or, the movie should have been called Sticky Situation since the biggest laughs of the movie came when Keaton gets glue all over him and the money from the bank. Although the movie's climax is the haunted house, much of the physical comedy happens way before the movie's closing. An interesting look into heaven and hell as Keaton imagines dying and riding the stairway and slide to heaven and then hell. A good Keaton classic, The Haunted House has several moments that are funny and very enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

21 February 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kísértetjárta ház See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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