TBK: Episode 11

The Playhouse
+ Interview with Leonard Maltin

Talking with LEONARD MALTIN about Buster Keaton!  We discuss Mr. Maltin’s friendship with Buster’s widow, Eleanor, Keaton’s place in cinema history, and that day in New York when Leonard met Buster.

The Playhouse
Directed by Buster Keaton and Mal St. Claire
Release Date: October 6, 1921
Total Running Time: 22 minutes

After dreaming that he is the dancers, orchestra, crew and audience, Buster finds his real life in the theater to be no less hectic.  He's got to imitate a monkey, lead a dance troupe, avoid kicks, punches, and a flood, and make sure he marries the correct twin.

Starring:
Buster Keaton: The Whole Show; Assistant Stage Manager
Joe Roberts: Stage Manager, Zouave Guard
Virginia Fox: A Twin

CLICK HERE to listen to: MALTIN on MOVIES PODCAST (Keaton and Chaplin)

CLICK HERE to read: LEONARD MALTIN: “BUSTER KEATON REMEMBERED and REFRESHED”