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He Did and He Didn't (1916)

A doctor irrationally suspects his wife is carrying on an affair with her childhood friend.

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(as Roscoe Arbuckle)
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The Doctor (as Roscoe Arbuckle)
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The Doctor's Wife
William Jefferson ...
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The Bounding Burglar
Joe Bordeaux ...
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Lloyd Peddrick ...
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Jimmy Bryant ...
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Gilbert Ely ...
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A doctor, very much in love with his beautiful wife, comes to suspect that her visiting childhood friend Jack is more than just a friend. Jack's intentions are honorable, but everything he does tends to show his actions in a suspicious light, especially when burglars invade the house and Jack and the wife are caught together in their nightclothes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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30 January 1916 (USA)  »

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(TCM print) (2005)

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Clever, amusing, and one of the better Arbuckle/Normand shorts...
16 March 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Once again a jealousy motif is used to set up a fast moving comedy involving a husband and wife (FATTY ARBUCKLE and MABEL NORMAND) and a visitor from her past who spends the night under their roof.

Fatty is the suspicious husband when he catches the two of them flirting in the parlor and from then on the plot takes on a few other turns involving robbery, guns and mayhem when burglars enter the scene.

Not the usual elements found in a typical Fatty Arbuckle short, and he does well as the doctor who harbors strong suspicions about his wife's behavior with her old boyfriend.

A clever ending adds a little more zest to the whole story.

Summing up: Passes the time pleasantly and it's fun to watch the well-timed physical comedy.


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