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Parlor, Bedroom and Bath


Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a curious mixture of all that was good and everything that was bad in Buster Keaton's talkie features. sidenote: The Movie was completely filmed in Buster Keaton private 10,000- square-foot Mediterranean palazzo in Beverly Hills

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1931 in film. It was one of Keaton's early talking pictures, released in the aftermath of his silent career. The film was released in the United Kingdom as Romeo in Pyjamas. It is the remake of a 1920 film of the Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1920 film), based on the play by Charles William Bell, a Canadian criminal lawyer and later Member of Parliament for Hamilton West (electoral district) and Mark Swan, which opened on Broadway in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1917 and ran for 232 performances.
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath was filmed in Keaton's own house. According to a modern source, Eugene Pallette, who starred in the Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1920 film), was believed to have been part of the production team of this film, though he was not a member of the cast.
The film is now in the public domain and can be freely downloaded from the internet.


Reginald Denny (actor) plays the role of Jeffrey Haywood, who wants to get married to Virginia Embrey (Sally Eilers). However, Virginia used to marry unless her older sister, the hard-to-please Angelica (Dorothy Christy) gets married first. Angelica, in turn, finds every man she knows too dull and predictable, and for this reason pers to stay single. Jeff then tries to make Angelica interested in the mild-mannered and timid Reggie Irving (played by Keaton) passing him off as a notorious playboy to intrigue her. He asks his friend Polly to teach Reggie "how to treat a woman right", but he turns out to be a disastrous learner.

Cast (in credits order)

  • Buster Keaton as Reginald Irving
  • Charlotte Greenwood as Polly Hathaway
  • Reginald Denny (actor) as Jeffrey Haywood
  • Cliff Edwards as Bell Hop
  • Dorothy Christy as Angelica Embrey
  • Joan Peers as Nita Leslie
  • Sally Eilers as Virginia Embrey
  • Natalie Moorhead as Leila Crofton
  • Edward Brophy as Detective
  • Walter Merrill as Frederick Leslie
  • Sidney Bracey as Butler

See also

  • List of films in the public domain in the United States

  • Category:1920 films
    Category:1931 films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:American films
    Category:Sound film remakes of silent films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by Edward Sedgwick
    Category:1920s comedy films
    Category:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films
    Buster Keaton

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