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Back Stage (1919)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

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Strongman's Assistant: [the act quits, to Buster and Fatty] Why don't we do our own show? You guys know all the lines.
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Back Stage was a very good latter-day teaming of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton
23 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is an Arbuckle/Keaton comedy that, for once, actually have them as a true team as they both are stagehands who end up performing themselves when the actual troupe quits before showtime. The strong man's female assistant who's been abused by him is only one of that troupe deciding to stay. I'll stop there and just say there are plenty of funny gags involving Roscoe and Buster together that are quite funny like when they team to electrocute the strong man with his bar bells after the way he treats his lovely assistant or when during the performance the font of the house falls on Arbuckle and Keaton and they attempt to get it back up! There's also Jack Coogan, Sr. as a long-legged dancer that keeps knocking Buster and Al St. John down that's also good for a few laughs. This is the same Coogan whose son Jackie would later become famous as the title character of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid. I've said enough so I'll just highly recommend Back Stage.


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