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Glen Lambert (story) &
Jack Henley (story)
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30 December 1933 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Wilbur

Charles Judels ... The General
Fritz Hubert ... Wilbur's pal
Phyllis Holden ... Lolita
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Barclay ... (uncredited)
Jerry Bergen ... (uncredited)
Aristides de Leoni ... (uncredited)
Lew Kessler ... (uncredited)
Joseph Macaulay ... (uncredited)
Detmar Poppen ... (uncredited)
Pierre de Ramey ... (uncredited)
Clarence Rock ... (uncredited)
Philip Ryder ... (uncredited)
Clyde Veaux ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray McCarey 
Writing credits
Glen Lambert (story) &
Jack Henley (story)

Produced by
Samuel Sax .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar  (as E.B. Du Par)

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21 min
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The Firing Squad That Can't Shoot Straight, 23 June 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Tomalio is the final film of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle who died shortly after this was completed never having made a comeback from the scandal involving him with the death of Virginia Rappe. You could see that Fatty's heart's not in this, the film is not all that funny from his end. The real laughs in Tomalio come from Charles Judel who plays a South American general who has a firing squad that can't shoot straight.

Arbuckle is paired with another comic named Fritz Hubert and the pair seem to have an identity crisis in terms of who's the comic and who's the straight man. The two are in his mythical South American country of Tomalio where they just seem to be getting in the wig constantly of Judel who is a legend in his own mind.

Sad that Fatty Arbuckle's career had to end on such a mediocre note as Tomalio.

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