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The Movies (1925)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 October 1925 (USA)
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Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Hamilton ...
A Country Boy
Marcella Daly ...
An Actress
Arthur Thalasso ...
The Villain
Frank Jonasson ...
The Director (as Frank Jonnasson)
Glen Cavender ...
A Traffic Officer
Robert Brower ...
The Father
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A country boy is leaving home for the city, offering promises of good behavior to his family. Finding city life difficult, it is not long before he makes an enemy of bad-tempered Bull Buckley. Unable to make peace, the young man has a series of altercations with Buckley before his antagonist is finally arrested. The boy then wanders into a café frequented by movie stars, and is soon offered a part filling in for Lloyd Hamilton, whom he closely resembles. But he soon finds out that movie life has its complications. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

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Fatty Ham
23 May 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Yes, I know, Roscoe Arbuckle didn't like to be called 'Fatty', but I couldn't resist the joke.

This is a fine Lloyd Hamilton short from his peak period, directed by Roscoe. The two work together with lots of good gags and Roscoe's usual attention to the details of shooting the picture in an interesting manner. Most comedians preferred flat lighting and a still camera to make them more interesting. Roscoe uses a couple of long tracking shots and some nice camera trickery to tell his story and to show Ham as a fine actor, as well as a talented comedian.

This story plays with some interesting themes, like Lloyd's classic MOVE ALONG: here it's about perceptions of reality and the confusion that movies make of them. Or you might choose to ignore such issues and laugh your head off.


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