The Play House (1921) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • A man falls in love with one twin but keeps kissing her sister by mistake.
  • In the first part of the film, Buster Keaton plays all of the characters, including three women.

Violence & Gore

  • Some slapstick violence, including a man smashing another man in the face with the side of a fire ax.


  • None. However, an anachronistic scene involving a blackface performance may be found offensive.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man thinks he's seeing double and smashes his hip flask.
  • A man sets his fake beard on fire while smoking a cigarette.
  • A man disguised as a monkey smokes a cigar and drinks beer from a bottle.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A young woman appears to be drowning.
  • A large man chases a small man around in a threatening manner, with much slapstick violence taking place.

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