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Fatty Joins the Force (1913)

After rescuing the Police Commissioner's daughter from drowning, Fatty is rewarded with a position on the force, but soon finds that the job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Fatty (uncredited)
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Arresting Cop (uncredited)
Lou Breslow ...
Boy (uncredited)
Harry DeRoy ...
Bald Apprehending Cop (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
Nursemaid (uncredited)
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Fatty's Sweetheart (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert ...
Fighter (uncredited)
William Hauber ...
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
Bert Hunn ...
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
George Jeske ...
Arresting Cop (uncredited)
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Jealous Cop in Park (uncredited)
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Cop at Station House (uncredited)
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Police Commissioner (uncredited)
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Cop at Station House (uncredited)
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Pie Thrower (uncredited)
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When 'Fatty' rescues a young girl from drowning, she turns out to be the police commissioner's daughter. The grateful commissioner offers Fatty a position on the force, and at first Fatty is very pleased with his new position. But he soon runs into difficulties, as his attempt to break up a fistfight only brings him embarrassment. Then, when he confronts a group of mischievous young boys, his real problems begin. Written by Snow Leopard

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and supporting player Minta Durfee were married when this film was made. See more »

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When Roscoe chases the five boys after being hit in the face with a pie, the amount of pie on his face almost vanishes while he's chasing them, but then returns when he gets to the pond. See more »

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Title Card: It turns out to be the police commissioner's child.
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Viewed on U.S.S. Missouri (BB-11) in August, 1915
29 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Part of the ship-board entertainment on the U.S.S. Missouri (BB-11) on August 25, 1915. The ship was en route to Annapolis through the Panama Canal on a summer training voyage for the midshipmen.

My great-uncle was a midshipman on the voyage and kept a journal of his life aboard the U.S.S. Missouri that summer. In addition, he kept several pieces of ship-board memorabilia including the program for the "Homeward Bound Smoker and Entertainment" on August 25, 1915. It lists "Beauty Parlor Graduate" and "Fatty Joins the Force" each as a Moviograph that was part of the night's events. In his journal, he uses the term "movie" (his quotes) when writing about a film, so apparently he felt that Moviograph was the real name and "movie" was the colloquial version. Since even Google hasn't seen the term Moviograph, it must have been in use for a very short time at the start of the 20th century.


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