'Fatty' is looking forward to attending a formal occasion. But in order to go, he has to be properly dressed, and he encounters unexpected difficulties in getting himself ready.



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Complete credited cast:
Minta Durfee ...
Fatty's Sweetheart
Fatty's Rival
Alice Davenport ...
Party Hostess
Phyllis Allen ...
Fatty's Mother


Fatty notices in the newspaper that there is a formal dress Grand Benefit Dance this evening. He wants to go and bring his girl with him, but he doesn't have the appropriate clothes. He and a rival for the girl's affections fight over the issue, the rival who does have a dress suit suitable for the occasion. Unable to get the money from his mother to rent a suit, Fatty manages to "borrow" the rival's suit. Despite the suit being too small, Fatty is able to put it on and go to the dance with his girl. However his rival won't tolerate Fatty's antics and decides to go to the dance and exact his own form of revenge against Fatty. Total mayhem ensues at the dance, with Fatty needing some help from a policeman to be "decent". Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

14 December 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fatty's Suitless Day  »

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1.33 : 1
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A Simple Idea That's Good For A Few Laughs
21 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

In this comedy short, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle gets a fair number of laughs from a simple idea. He has to get himself ready for a formal occasion in the evening, and he finds himself encountering a series of unexpected difficulties in getting himself dressed. There aren't really any big laughs, but the movie is usually moderately amusing, and Arbuckle's timing is pretty good. The version of "Fatty's Suitless Day" (also called "Fatty's Magic Pants") that aired recently also had a catchy musical score that matched the action nicely.

While this isn't one of the best comedies of the era, it's worth a look.

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