Spite Marriage
Spite Marriage (1929)

A hapless tailor's assistant falls hard for a snooty actress -- who suddenly agrees to marry him when her fiance dumps her. Keaton's last silent film was a struggle all the way between Keaton and his new MGM studio bosses, but it… More

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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

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: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Keaton is hilarious as always in this movie. If you're a fan of his, you'll love it.
Antonius Block
This film is certainly not Buster Keaton's best work, though that's a very high bar. The plot meanders and lacks the charm and spontaneity we love… More