|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|
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is an American pre-Code comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1931. It was Keaton's third talking picture, after his successful silent career.
The film was released in the United Kingdom as Romeo in Pyjamas. Two foreign-language versions were made at the same time: Buster se marie in French, and Casanova wider Willen in German.
It is the remake of a 1920 film of the same name, based on the play by Charles William Bell 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 partly at Keaton's own house. The film is in the public domain and can be downloaded from the internet.
Jeffrey Haywood (Reginald Denny) 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 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.
- 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
- Sidney Bracey as Butler
- Walter Merrill as Fredrick Leslie
- "Buster se marie". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
- Parlor, Bedroom and Bath as produced on Broadway at the Theatre Republic, December 24 1917 to July 1918; IBDb.com
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