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Director: James Cruze
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Lila Lee, Winifred Greenwood
Leap Year (1924)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
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A young man, heir to his misogynistic and millionaire uncle, and in love with a nurse, gets in trouble when he gives advice on marriage to his girlfriends.

Directors: James Cruze, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Lucien Littlefield, Mary Thurman
Go West (1925)
Comedy | Western
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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers
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Director: James Cruze
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Lila Lee, Nigel Barrie
Gasoline Gus (1921)
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Director: James Cruze
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Lila Lee, Charles Ogle
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Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Betty Ross Clarke, Frank Holland


Cast overview:
Dr. Hobart Hupp
Annabelle Landis
Laura Anson ...
Estrella De Morgan
Edwin Stevens ...
Henry De Morgan
Sarah De Morgan
Bull Montana ...
Dago Red (a crook)
Allen Durnell ...
Arthur Simmons
Col. Landis
Genevieve Blinn ...
Mrs. Landis
Clarence Burton ...
Gregory Slade (a lawyer)
Henry Johnson ...
Norman Gregory
Cement man
Jackie Young ...


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28 August 1921 (USA)  »

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Arbuckle's last contribution to the silver screen before a certain scandal occurred
20 January 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

After almost ten years with a gigantic success to the movie-going public, and with Charlie Chaplin as his only big competitor in the business, Roscoe Arbuckle's reputation is given a blow from which it would never recover after a few weeks of scandals in the newspapers. I suppose most readers are familiar with the story. Roscoe is accused of murder; through three court trials he is declared completely innocent, but thanks to gossip-papers and people's tendency to believe everything bad they want to believe, his career as a star comedian is on the other hand declared ruined. This sad chapter in his life has in a way received more attention than it is worthy of; Roscoe's career and the talent that built it deserved so much better.

The last year before the scandal took place, Roscoe had made the transition to feature-length films, being one of the first comedians to do so on a presumed permanent basis; CRAZY TO MARRY was not the last one to be made but still the last one to be released in the U.S., in August of 1921, due to said scandal. Arbuckle had much less control over these films, which were made at Paramount, than he'd had while doing short films, and all of them are reported to provide more of a situational kind of comedy rather than knockabout slapstick. In this one, now thought to be lost, Roscoe plays Dr. Hobart Hupp, a doctor able to rehabilitate by surgery and therefore reduce crimes. Press reviews of the time states one of the highlights to occur when the comic leaps into a fountain, trying to rescue a supposedly drowning woman -- and by force emptying all of the water from the basin with his weight. I wish more of Arbuckle's Paramount-features were available for public screening, as I regard everything he appeared in to be of interest, though the few of these features that do survive (such as LEAP YEAR) are not quite on par with his best work in two-reelers.

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