The Play House

Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, USA, 1921

USA, 1921


Cast and Credits

Production Buster Keaton Productions Inc.
Buster Keaton Productions Inc.
Distribution First National Pictures Inc. [(as A First National Attraction)]
Producer Joseph M. Schenck
Director Edward F. Cline
Buster Keaton
Scenario Buster Keaton
Edward F. Cline
Director of Photography Elgin Lessley
Art Director Fred Gabourie [Technical director]
Cast Buster Keaton
Edward F. Cline [Orangutan Trainer]
Virginia Fox [Twin]
Joe Murphy [One of the Zouaves]
Jess Weldon [One of the Zouaves]
Joe Roberts [Actor-Stage Manager]
Joe Roberts [Stage Hand]
Monte Collins [Civil War Veteran]

Technical specifications
Category: Short Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,Length: 18 minutes, 2000 feet, 2 reels
Sound System: silent
First Screening: October 6, 1921 in USA
Survival Status: Prints of this picture exist

Synopsis in German
Buster ist das Konzerthaus in Personalunion: Er ist der Dirigent und spielt auch die erste Geige, die Klarinette, die Posaune, das Cello und den Bass. Buster gibt auch eine langweilige Showeinlage, die er als Begleiter einer eleganten Dame von der Loge aus beobachtet, ebenso wie als schlafender Partner einer reichen Besucherin. Ist Buster von seiner eigenen Show gelangweilt? Dafür bleibt ihm keine Zeit, denn er besetzt im Konzerthaus alle Posten - und flutet am Ende den Orchestergraben. (Arte Presse)

Remarks and general Information in German: Ein Spiegelkabinett mit Buster Keaton, der das Showgeschäft und sich selbst auf den Arm nimmt und für grandiose Unterhaltung sorgt. (Arte Presse)

General Information

The Play House is a motion picture produced in the year 1921 as a USA production. The Film was directed by Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, with Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Joe Murphy, Jess Weldon, in the leading parts. There are no reviews of The Play House available.

Bibliography Filmstellen VSETH/VSU Dokumentation 1980/1981, Zürich, Oktober 1980

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