(Where's Bob Vila when you need him?)
You all know how fond I am of Buster Keaton, so I'll do my best to be objective.
Yeah, right. ;)
This was a clever, adorable, and thoroughly enjoyable short film - Keaton's first to be released without Roscoe Arbuckle. In it, he plays a newlywed trying to set up house (and failing miserably). He's supported by Sybil Seely as his new bride. Seely does a fine job with Buster, keeping up with the fast-paced gags (even the scary ones!) and even injecting her own vivacity into the story. Not an easy feat when you're opposite a genius (and a house that's trying to kill you!). She's quite pretty, too; I suspect quite a few men in the audience got a thrill out of the bath scene. Oh, and the stunts! The stunts alone are nothing short of amazing!
One would be hard-pressed to give much of Keaton's work a bad review...but this short, especially, is a lot of fun and highly recommended.
I give this one: