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Spite Marriage (1929) Movie Review Summary

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

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Spite Marriage (1929)

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
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.   
The review of this Movie prepared by John Reid








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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

Setting

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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