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Speak Easily (1932)

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In this film, Buster Keaton stars as Professor Post, a naïve college pedant who mistakenly believes he has inherited $750,000. Post then gets mixed up with a two-bit theatrical troupe. Enchanted by the troupe's libertine leading lady Eleanor Espere, the professor agrees to finance their Broadway-bound musical.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy
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Studio:
MGM

Cast

Buster Keaton
as Prof. Timolean Zanders Post
Ruth Selwyn
as Pansy Peets
Thelma Todd
as Eleanor Espere
Hedda Hopper
as Mrs. Peets
Sidney Toler
as Stage Director
Lawrence Grant
as Dr. Bolton
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Critic Reviews for Speak Easily

All Critics (1)

Tired sight gags and dull-witted dialogue make this Buster Keaton talkie almost unbearable.

Full Review… | May 11, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Speak Easily

½

somewhat funny, but towards the end it gets really boring, and it ends horribly.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

6.5/10. Quite decent Buster Keaton feature length film, it's not up to his silent film standards, but it is very watchable. The plot sounded better than it turned out, but still worth a look. Johnny Depp would be an awesome Buster Keaton in a movie bio.

James Higgins
James Higgins

[img]http://alt.xmission.com/~emailbox/clipart/frog.jpg[/img] [font=Book Antiqua][color=#000000][size=5]Hey All,[/size][/color][/font] [font=Book Antiqua][color=#000000][size=5]This last week I got this film in the mail called; “Speak Easily”. I must say I really enjoyed this film. It has one of my all time favorite comedians in it by the name of Buster Keaton. This is definitely a classic comedy. The writing for this film is just wonderful and very entertaining. This film kept my interest all the way through. Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and Thelma Todd are among a very talented cast that made this film so funny. I became of Buster Keaton’s about a year or so ago and he continually amazes me. “Speak Easily” is about this professor who doesn’t have much of a life when it comes to friendships or love. When his butler decides to pull a well meaning prank on the professor that’s when things become truly funny. In the end the professor gets the life experiences that he needs. I would suggest this film to any one. This is all time classic. The disc doesn’t have a bonus feature but then again like I have said before, some films don’t need a bonus feature. Please see what you think. [/size][/color][/font] [font=Book Antiqua][color=#000000][size=5]Fritz ;) [/size][/color][/font] [font=Book Antiqua][color=#000000][size=5][url="http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=70024576&trkid=106866"][img]http://cdn.nflximg.com/us/boxshots/large/70024576.jpg[/img][/url][/size][/color][/font]

Jennifer Parks
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