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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 ...
The Wife's Schoolmate (as Wm. Jefferson)
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The Bounding Burglar
Joe Bordeaux ...
The Burglar's Accomplice
Lloyd Peddrick ...
The Butler
Jimmy Bryant ...
The Burglar's Second Accomplice
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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Love and Lobsters  »

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(TCM print) (2005)

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1.33 : 1
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Dark Comedy
14 September 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is one of the remarkable short comedies that Arbuckle turned out at the end of his contract at Keystone while he was in New Jersey, far from Sennett's grasp: quite possibly the best. Elaborate, realistic sets, varieties of characterizations -- here he plays an irascible doctor who is jealous of wife Mabel's old boyfriend --and the darkest lighting in a comedy until BRINGING UP BABY combine to produce a comedy far from Keystone's frenetic mold.

Add in Arbuckle's casual gags and the result is an excellent comedy that is still highly watchable -- except, of course, when you are trying to make sense of real-life nephew Al St. John's awful mugging and high-speed rowdyism. Still, the man can take a fall.


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