The Playhouse
The Playhouse (1921)

This two-reeler features the famous theater sequence in which Buster Keaton plays every role, from the stage actors to the orchestra and audience, appearing in the same frame two, three -- and in one scene, nine -- times. This was amazing… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: October 6, 1921
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Chris Weber
This may only be a 22 minute short film, but there's certainly a lot going on. What we get are the goings on at a playhouse, seeing various skits and stage… More
Chris Browning
With all the charm and talent of Buster Keaton, it was an accident that "The Playhouse" came into fruition. Buster had broken his ankle and needed a… More
Aj V
This may be Keaton's best film ever. With this movie you get multiple Keatons! This movie has fantasy, adventure, and of course comedy!
Eric Broome
Rather disjointed by Keaton standards, but the sequence with him playing multiple theater characters is remarkable. As his later impression of a monkey (take… More