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    The Haunted House (Metro, 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Buster Keaton made this his sixth comedy short after leaving the "Fatty" Arbuckle comedies to go out on his own. Buster plays a bank cashier who gets mistaken for a thief after an accident with a pot of glue and a wad of banknotes, and after being chased by the bank's employees and the police winds up in an allegedly haunted house - which is actually a perfectly normal house that's been tricked out with various mechanical contraptions (most notably the central staircase, which can switch from steps to a smooth and slippery ramp in seconds) and various hired hands disguised as ghosts and skeletons, all part of a cunning plot on the part of the real bank robbers to throw the cops off the scent. This beautiful one sheet is one of only two or three known copies to have surfaced from this film. The poster has been conserved on linen with the white borders restored and due to exposure to the elements the colors have been enhanced. The image was all intact as almost no paper was missing from it. The image itself has had small holes and minor pieces replaced. Fair/Good on Linen.

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