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16 May 1926 (USA) See more »
Reggie Hemingway is a rich broker who continually bullies his valet. World War I breaks out and the valet enlists immediately... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lupino Lane ... Reggy Hemingway
Virginia Vance ... His Fiancee
George Davis ... His Valet

Glen Cavender ... The Colonel
Wallace Lupino ... An Army Cook

Directed by
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle  (as William Goodrich)
Writing credits
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (story) (as William Goodrich)

Cinematography by
Byron Houck 
Other crew
E.W. Hammons .... presenter

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USA:21 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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USA:Passed (National Board of Review)


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
His Service Comedy, 16 April 2003
Author: boblipton from New York City

A lovely little service comedy for Lupino Lane. He was one of the great acrobatic comics of the silent era, ranking with Keaton and Al St. John for the amazing complexity of his falls, and here, under the direction of Roscoe Arbuckle, he pulls some wonderful stunts. The drill scenes, where he is constantly out of step are not only funny, they are beautifully shot by cinematographer Byron Houck to bring out the size of the field: Arbuckle, unlike most comedy directors, did not insist on shooting in flat bright light.

Besides his physical dexterity, Lane also had a great talent for fighting with inanimate objects in a way that makes them seem alive and malevolent; if you've seen him work with his cape in the musical ME AND MY GIRL, you have an idea of his abilities in this arena. Here he gets to fight with a firehose, a stack of plates, and a huge and ill-tempered mass of dough.

Highly recommended.

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