Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
|Parlor, Bedroom and Bath|
Swedish theatrical poster to Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
|Directed by||Edward Sedgwick|
|Produced by||Buster Keaton|
|Written by||Charles William Bell (play)
Mark Swan (play)
|Edited by||William LeVanway|
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn Mayer|
|Running time||73 minutes|
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1931. 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 same name, based on the play by Charles William Bell, a Canadian criminal lawyer and later Member of Parliament for Hamilton West 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 1920 film version, 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 plays the role of Jeffrey Haywood, who wants to get married to Virginia Embrey (Sally Eilers). However, Virginia refused 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 prefers 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 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
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