TBK: Episode 7 - Teller Talks Buster Keaton

The Haunted House
+ Interview with Teller

Directed by Buster Keaton and Edward Cline
Release Date: February 10, 1921
Total Running Time: 21 minutes


Buster the bank teller gets out of a sticky situation only to find himself in a house of horrors, chased by both police and counterfeiters, not to mention ghosts, headless ghouls, and the devil himself. 

Buster Keaton: Bank Teller
Virginia Fox: Bank Director's Daughter
Joe Roberts: Bank Cashier
Eddie Cline: Man Whose Pants Become Glued

This week, we are honored to present an interview with TELLER (the smaller, quieter half of the legendary, Emmy award-winning magic duo Penn & Teller).  

In looking for the comedic descendants of Buster Keaton, we scoured the earth for silent, relatively straight-faced artists of stage and screen, with an aptitude for magic, a mastery of elegant gags, brilliantly funny, who was lucky enough to have spent time with Eleanor Keaton.  

We found one. The only one. 

Teller only sits for the rarest of interviews, but nothing gets sound out of a silent man like talking about the intricacies of comedy, the magic of Harry Houdini, the theory of the straight face, and the brilliance of Buster Keaton.