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30 September 1917 (USA) See more »
Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Dr. Fatty Holepoke

Buster Keaton ... Junior Holepoke

Al St. John ... Gambler
Alice Mann ... Vamp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Lake ... Maid

Directed by
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean C. Havez  story
Joseph Anthony Roach  story

Original Music by
Brian Benison (1998)
Cinematography by
George Peters 
Film Editing by
Herbert Warren 
Other crew
Joseph M. Schenck .... presenter

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USA:23 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Unique in that Buster Keaton, renowned as "The Great Stone Face", plays a highly emotional character (a child) who frequently cries and laughs.See more »


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Oh Doctor! was another enjoyable Arbuckle/Keaton short, 19 July 2009
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This is yet another Roscoe Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short I watched on the DVD collection of the best of Arbuckle/Keaton. In this one, Arbuckle is married with Buster playing his obnoxious son. Perhaps because I knew this was a slapstick comedy with Keaton being an expert at acrobatics, I laughed every time Arbuckle shoved his "son" upside his head with the result of Buster constantly wailing! Buster also laughs at such inappropriate places as when the horse at the racetrack Roscoe secretly bets on keeps running in circles! Plot-which also has Arbuckle flirting with another woman unbeknownst to his wife-gets confusing at times but whenever he and Keaton do their stunts, the short provides some decent laughs. So on that note, Oh Doctor! is worth a look.

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