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Credited cast:
The Chef
The Assistant Chef
Bud Jamison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Blaisdell
Sammy Brooks
Billy Fay
Lew Harvey
Wallace Howe
Margaret Joslin
Dee Lampton
Marie Mosquini
Fred C. Newmeyer
Dorothea Wolbert
Noah Young


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Comedy | Short




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23 February 1919 (USA)  »

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The Chef  »

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Poor remake of "Waiter's Ball"
15 November 2005 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

I like Harold Lloyd, but Fatty Arbuckle did this movie first and better.

Though, technically, the plots are different. Many of the scenes in "On the Fire" seem to be direct copies from Arbuckle's earlier "Waiter's Ball." Such similarities as trying to kill a fish with a gun hopping around out of water, the tossing of the food to the waiters, and several other scenes seem to be carbons of Arbuckle's film.

Harold Lloyd had worked with Arbuckle at Keystone, and I doubt that he personally would have copied "Waiter's Ball," but someone in charge must have.

There are still a couple of funny parts, but watch "Waiter's Ball" for the superior effort and original idea.

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