Keystone Hotel (film)

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Keystone Hotel
Directed by Ralph Staub
Written by Joe Traub
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release dates
21 September 1935
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Keystone Hotel (1935) is a 2-reel comedy short subject, directed by Ralph Staub. Although evidently unconnected with Mack Sennett himself, the film serves as a good-humored reunion of many of Sennett's former comedy personalities.


The story follows the arrival of the cross-eyed Count Drewa Blank (Ben Turpin) at a downtown hotel, to judge a beauty contest.

While downstairs various parties try to sway the Count's decision, the house detective investigates shenanigans upstairs, some involving a vibrating exercise machine. The Count's mistaken choice of the winner leads to a thrown pie, then a general pie fight, then the summoning of the Keystone Kops.


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