Here's the initial New York Times review from 1931
"In a riotous affair known as "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath," an adaptation of the play of the same title, Buster Keaton contributes an energetic performance, which yesterday afternoon elicited no little merriment from the audience in the Capitol.
This comedy is not notable for its keen wit, for virtually all the stunts done by the long-suffering and block-headed Reginald Irving (Mr. Keaton) belong to the Mack Sennett school. If there is water to fall in, it is there, and when Irving comes in out of the rain—which he does more by accident than design—the water from his hat and clothes causes a commotion that looks as if it might last for hours. Several persons are impelled to slip about the spot, until they seem to be having difficulty in carrying out the director's instructions. The same applies to other scenes where Mr. Irving is found in somewhat compromising situations with several comely women. This young man is so bashful that he is ignorant of the way to kiss a pretty pair of lips.
Prior to the hectic incidents he experiences in this rowdy yarn, he led an uneventful career as a man who tacks advertisements on telegraph poles. His experiences here arise through his being bowled over by Jeffrey Haywood's automobile. The reason for the feverish activities is that Virginia Embrey refuses to marry Haywood until her sister Angelica is affianced, for Angelica is five years older and it is feared that she might have to retire as a spinster. Considering that Angelica is played by the prepossessing Dorothy Christie, Virginia need not have been worried about her. Angelica, however, manifests an unusual interest in the numbskull Irving, so much so that it is thought that she will be jealous if she hears that any other woman has been flirting with him.
There are moments when one wonders that Irving still lives, for he is beaten over the head sufficiently to put an end to the strongest of mortals. Nothing daunted, however, he soon appears in a succeeding scene without the slightest sign of an injury. He has a turbulent time with Polly Hathaway, played by Charlotte Greenwood, who gives him an intensive training in the matter of approaching a proposal of marriage and a subsequent violent osculatory exhibition.
Like Mr. Keaton, Miss Greenwood displays marvelous energy and acrobatics. Reginald Denny is almost rational as Haywood. Natalie Moorhead is her usual stunning self. Sally Eilers portrays Virginia.
On the Capitol stage is an ambitious revue called "Manhattan Serenade." It has a wealth of color, graceful dancing and some jesting, but it is more than a trifle too long.
Mr. Keaton's New Farce.
PARLOR, BEDROOM AND BATH, an adaptation of the stage comedy of the same name; directed by Edward Sedgwick; produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. At the Capitol.
Reginald Irving . . . . . Buster Keaton
Polly Hathaway . . . . . Charlotte Greenwood
Jeffery Haywood . . . . . Reginald Denny
Bell Hop . . . . . Cliff Edwards
Angelica Embrey . . . . . Dorothy Christy
Nita Leslie . . . . . Joan Peers
Virginia Embrey . . . . . Sally Eilers
Leila Crofton . . . . . Natalle Moorhead
Detective . . . . . Edward Brophy
Frederick Leslie . . . . . Walter Merrill
Butler . . . . . Sidney Bracy"