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The Hayseed (1919)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  26 October 1919 (USA)
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Buster manages the store while Roscoe delivers the mail, taking time out for hide-and-seek with Molly. The constable, also interested in Molly, steals $300 while being observed by Buster.

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Buster manages the store while Roscoe delivers the mail, taking time out for hide-and-seek with Molly. The constable, also interested in Molly, steals $300 while being observed by Buster.

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The Hayseed was a pretty amusing, as opposed to hilarious, Arbuckle/Keaton short
24 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle silent comedy short with Buster Keaton in support is not as funny as their previous efforts but still provides some decent laughs in this post office/general store setting. The beginning was perhaps the most hilarious with Buster and Roscoe each hitting each other with mail packages. There's also some slapstick fun when Roscoe's girlfriend, Molly, pushes him in a barrel. The villain, played by Jack Coogan, Sr., Jackie Coogan's father, is actually more serious here as evidenced by the way he keeps beating up Buster. Like I said, not the most funny of the Arbuckle/Keaton shorts but The Hayseed is still worth a look.


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