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Back Stage (1919)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 7 September 1919 (USA)
Roscoe and Buster are working at a vaudeville house. When the crew attacks the strongman for bullying his assistant, the man goes out on strike so the crew puts on a show. When the ... See full summary »

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The Strongman
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Roscoe and Buster are working at a vaudeville house. When the crew attacks the strongman for bullying his assistant, the man goes out on strike so the crew puts on a show. When the strongman starts shooting from the balcony, Buster rigs a swing, picks him up, and takes him to the stage where is again subdued. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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7 September 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kulisszák mögött  »

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Al - Stagehand: [Introducing Next Act] Ladies, here's some singin' and romance for ya.
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Back Stage with Arbuckle and Keaton
2 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Back Stage (1919)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Later day two-reeler has Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Buster Keaton playing stage hands who run off The Strong Man after insulting him. When everyone walks out the duo must go on stage and try to make the paying crowd happy.

BACK STAGE isn't the greatest collaboration between Arbuckle and Keaton but if you're a fan of the two legends then this here is certainly worth watching, although you can't help but wish it was better. The biggest problem is that the story itself just doesn't give our two leads much to do. The first portion of the film contains a few laughs and especially the scenes with Arbuckle and the kid that is annoying him. The second portion has Keaton in drag but this here just never gets a big laugh. Again, if you're a fan this is worth watching but the duo certainly made a lot better.


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