Buster Keaton's love of mechanical gags is beautifully showcased in THE ELECTRIC HOUSE. He recreated the little dinner-table railways seen in the film for the picnic table as his Woodland Hills, California, home thirty-five years later.
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One of many great Buster Keaton shorts! I watched The Electric House, among many others, during a Buster Keaton retrospective at Los Angeles' Silent Movie Theatre.
Through a mix-up at graduation, Buster Keaton's character receives an Electrical Engineering degree instead of the Botany degree he deserves. A wealthy man immediately offers him a job with the kind of pay Buster can't refuse: electrify his mansion with inventive electrical gadgets while the wealthy family is away for a month. Hilarity ensues!