(director/writer: Buster Keaton; screenwriter: Edward F.
Cline; cinematographer: Elgin Lessley; cast: Buster Keaton (The
Husband), Monte Collins (The Father), Wheezer Dell (The
Brother), Harry Madison (The Brother), Kate Price (The
Wife), Joe Roberts (The Brother), Tom Wilson (The
Brother); Runtime: 30; MPAA Rating: NR; producer:
Joseph M. Schenck;
"Buster Keaton has a ball mocking a loveless marriage."
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Keaton has a ball mocking a loveless marriage. He
plays a schnook living
in a slum section of the city where many foreigners
live. When Buster is caught by a fat Irish lady (Kate
a window, she takes him to a judge who only speaks
Polish. The judge was informed before to perform a
marriage ceremony for the next person to appear before
him and misunderstands why Kate dragged Buster in
front of the bench, and thereby marries the couple.
Kate brings Buster home to her dumpy alley apartment
and he's abused by her father (Monte Collins) and her
four bully brothers. But when they find a letter on
him saying he
inherited $100,000, they start treating him nice and
put up the dough to move into a penthouse apartment
with a servant. Then they discover the letter wasn't
addressed to Buster, it results in them chasing after
Buster and destroying the apartment. It ends with
Buster on a train for Reno.
REVIEWED ON 10/19/2011 GRADE: B+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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