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.

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Howard Truesdale ...
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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle plays the woman in the department store, but only in long shot. Close ups show the part to be played by Babe London. See more »

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When the girl summons Buster and the cowboy to tend to her splinter, Buster is standing to the cowboy's right. When they arrive, Buster is on his left. See more »

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General store owner: [to Friendless] I'll give you a dollar sixty five for the whole business.
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This is the first Silent film I have ever seen
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say I really like this movie because my recently deceased Grandfather had this movie on VHS tape and when I watched it I was able to get a huge amount of laughs out of it because of what Buster Keaton did when he dressed up in the DEVIL costume to get those cows to chase him to the Livestock yard. That was one good movie that should be available for everyone to watch. I just love how it shows that chase down the streets of that one city when those cows are all stampeding after the man in the costume because of how cows chase red things. I just wish that TV stations like AMC and Turner Classic Movies would show this film over and over again because this is a whole lot better than the films that are released today.


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