An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.
Roscoe's wife wants him committed to the No Hope Sanitarium for a cure from drink. He is greeted by blood spattered, cleaver-wielding Buster and a barely clad female patient. He eats a thermometer and must be rushed into surgery.
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
Al St. John
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Gabriel de Gravone
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Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Despite the title, there aren't a lot of ballooning sequences in the film. While it is a balloon that takes Buster into the woods in this silent short, it is in the wild that the bulk of this movie is set.
The film begins with Buster in a Fun House. Then, a few minutes later, he accidentally hitches a ride on the top of a balloon and goes from the beach to the wild wide open. The jokes up until then were just okay by Keaton standards. However, the jokes begin to improve and the film takes a nice leisurely pace as Buster makes himself at home in the great outdoors. He makes a boob of himself fishing, cooking out and almost gets eaten by bears, but he also meets a nice outdoorsy girl who he falls in love with in the end. Nothing really spectacular occurs--just like seeing Buster on vacation.
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