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Spite Marriage (1929)

Spite Marriage (1929)




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A hapless tailor's assistant falls hard for a snooty actress -- who suddenly agrees to marry him when her fiance dumps her. Keaton's last silent film was a struggle all the way between Keaton and his new MGM studio bosses, but it still contains abundant laughs and several classic moments.


John Byron
as Giovanni
Hank Mann
as Stage Manager
Pat Harmon
as Ship Captain
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Critic Reviews for Spite Marriage

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Part of the plot harks back to The Navigator, but three of the sequences put the film up in Division One, crowning a decade of unparalleled creativity which was then stifled by studio inflexibility.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Words can hardly tell of the relief it was to look at Mr. Keaton's imaginative but silly silent antics in his latest farce, Spite Marriage.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

There's still enough inspired joy in this old film to make most current comedies look feebly unoriginal.

June 16, 2015 | Full Review…

The chaos Buster causes as a stage stand-in and the sequence when he tries to put a drunken woman to bed just about save the day.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An enjoyable, but relatively minor, entry in Keaton's oeuvre that was his last silent movie.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Great Stone Face may have made better films, but even this lesser effort still contains some comic gems.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spite Marriage

Keaton is hilarious as always in this movie. If you're a fan of his, you'll love it.

Aj V
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