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The Garage (1920)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  11 January 1920 (USA)
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Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their own building on fire.

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Fatty - Mechanic / Fireman / Dog Catcher
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Buster - The Assistant
Molly Malone ...
Molly - Rube's Daughter
Harry McCoy ...
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Dan Crimmins ...
Rube - the Garage Owner (as Daniel Crimmins)
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Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their own building on fire.

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After Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle gets in the bed, he gets up again and kisses a picture on the wall. The picture is of Mabel Normand, his co-star in the Mack Sennett comedies. See more »

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Excellent knockabout fun
22 November 2006 | by (Much-Snogging-On-The-Green, East Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

The last Arbuckle/Keaton collaboration is one of their best. Stripped of romantic interest and Al St John, all we have here is Roscoe and Buster doing what they do best - having fun for everyone else's enjoyment. Working the dual jobs of mechanics and firemen the boys keep the laughs coming thick and fast. Most of the jokes work and some are positively inspired. The scene where Buster dresses as Sir Harry Lauder still has me laughing. There's also the first appearance of a piece of action where a trouserless Buster is dodging a policeman aided by Roscoe. This gag resurfaced years later when Buster appeared in The Twilight Zone. It's a shame they didn't make a few more films as Buster and Roscoe were well into their stride at this point and understood each other perfectly.


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