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Fatty's Faithful Fido (1915)

TV-G | | Comedy, Short | 20 March 1915 (USA)
Fatty and Al are Minta's suitors. After Fatty sics his dog on him, Al marks Fatty for roughing up by two thugs, but the plan backfires.
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Two men like the same woman, and she prefers the large, strong one over the smaller, nimble dandy. The rivalry first comes to a head when she rejects the dandy in front of a Chinese laundry; a fight ensues, and the big guy's dog adds to the dandy's humiliation. Then, that night, during a dance held at the neighborhood fitness center, the dandy hires some thugs to beat up his rival. The plan goes awry, which precipitates chaos. Fido's on hand to add to the confusion. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Title Card: THEY GATHER TO MAKE MERRY AT THE RAG
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Luke the Dog steals the show, though Al St. John comes in second
27 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Even though Roscoe Arbuckle is listed as star, and the lovely Minta Durfee is billed second, Al St. John shines more brightly, but even he is overshadowed by Luke the Dog as "Fido."

Al and Roscoe are both tremendously gifted acrobatic actors, especially St. John, who carried his talent into countless roles during the coming years, especially into B Westerns.

Al "Fuzzy" St. John stole movie after movie from the likes of Buster Crabbe and Al "Lash" LaRue.

He was, in fact, one of the best cowboys on the silver screen.

Roscoe, known as "Fatty," didn't do so well, but became an admired director after a fatality incident ruined his reputation.

His own athleticism really made his role in this relatively minor short quite impressive. The story was slight, but the performers gave us LOTS of action, including fights galore.

"Fatty's Faithful Fido" is a charming knockabout that I do recommend your seeing, at least once.


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