Spite Marriage
Spite Marriage (1929)

In his last silent film, Buster Keaton plays a pants-presser who pines for aloof stage actress Dorothy Sebastian. When she is jilted by her fiance Edward Earle, Sebastian spitefully marries Keaton. He is ecstatic (or as ecstatic as the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1929
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John Collis
Time Out

Part of the plot harks back to The Navigator, but three of the sequences put the film up in Division One, crowning a decade of unparalleled creativity which was then stifled by studio inflexibility.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

The chaos Buster causes as a stage stand-in and the sequence when he tries to put a drunken woman to bed just about save the day.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Keaton's last silent feature.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Words can hardly tell of the relief it was to look at Mr. Keaton's imaginative but silly silent antics in his latest farce, Spite Marriage.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An enjoyable, but relatively minor, entry in Keaton's oeuvre that was his last silent movie.

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Dan Jardine

Keaton's slapstick with his co-star Dorothy Trilby is among the best of his career.

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Clancy Sigel
The Spectator

There's still enough inspired joy in this old film to make most current comedies look feebly unoriginal.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The Great Stone Face may have made better films, but even this lesser effort still contains some comic gems.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

This was Keaton's last silent movie, and as such it marked the end of an era for one of the silent-screen's most notable stars.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Keaton is hilarious as always in this movie. If you're a fan of his, you'll love it.