Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931 film)

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is an American pre-Code comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1931. It was Keaton's third talking picture, after his successful silent career.

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Swedish theatrical poster to Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Directed byEdward Sedgwick
Produced byBuster Keaton
Written byCharles William Bell (play)
Mark Swan (play)
StarringBuster Keaton
Charlotte Greenwood
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byWilliam LeVanway
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
  • February 28, 1931 (1931-02-28)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was released in the United Kingdom as Romeo in Pyjamas. Two foreign-language versions were made at the same time: Buster se marie in French, and Casanova wider Willen in German.[1]

It is the remake of a 1920 film of the same name, based on the play by Charles William Bell and Mark Swan, which opened on Broadway in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1917 and ran for 232 performances.[2]

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath was filmed partly at Keaton's own house. The film is in the public domain and can be downloaded from the internet.


Jeffrey Haywood (Reginald Denny) wants to get married to Virginia Embrey (Sally Eilers). However, Virginia refused to marry unless her older sister, the hard-to-please Angelica (Dorothy Christy) gets married first. Angelica, in turn, finds every man she knows too dull and predictable, and for this reason prefers to stay single. Jeff then tries to make Angelica interested in the mild-mannered and timid Reggie Irving (played by Keaton) passing him as a notorious playboy to intrigue her. He asks his friend Polly to teach Reggie "how to treat a woman right", but he turns out to be a disastrous learner.


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