Spite Marriage (1929) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams, William Bechtel, John Byron, Hank Mann, Edward Brophy.

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A humble pants-presser (Buster Keaton) falls hopelessly in love with a big star of the stage (Dorothy Sebastian). His chance to get near his idol comes about when one of the players in her current production is forced to flee the
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police and the pants-presser, who knows every line in the play (he has seen it 67 times), is induced to take his place. Although the inept fan causes a near disaster on stage, the star takes him under her wing and then marries
him to spite her leading man (Edward Earle), who is playing up with a socialite (Leila Hyams). The star soon regrets her hasty marriage, but becomes reconciled to living with her new husband when he pluckily rescues her from a gang of criminals on a seagoing yacht.   

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Lover is...    -   someone really famous

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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