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The Hayseed (1919)

Buster manages the store while Roscoe delivers the mail, taking time out for hide-and-seek with Molly. The constable, also interested in Molly, steals $300 while being observed by Buster.


Jean C. Havez (story)




Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Mailman
Buster Keaton ... Manager, General Store
Molly Malone Molly Malone ... Rural girl
Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. ... Constable (as John Coogan)


On his way to deliver the mail, Fatty, the happy postman, makes a stop at his girlfriend Molly's farmhouse for a delightful game of hide-and-seek, as Buster, the village's general store manager, has an unpleasant brush with the law and the gangly local constable. As a result, the sheriff makes a move on Molly, confident enough that his expensive ring will help him win her heart; however, Fatty still has the final word. Perhaps, a night at the dance hall will sort out the problem; nevertheless, how far can Fatty go with a serious case of bad onion breath? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Comedy


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Roscoe Arbuckle is Wrongfully Accused
31 August 2018 | by SendiTolverSee all my reviews

Roscoe Abruckle delivers the mail, while Buster Keaton manages the general store. While delivering the mail, Roscoe visits his girlfriend (Molly Malone), and the engage in the game of hide and seek. Local dirty lawman (Jack Coogan Sr.) who is also interested in Fatty's girlfriend, steal the money from the post office to buy her a diamond ring. After winning the popularity in talent contest, Fatty is wrongfully accused in stealing.

Arbuckle and Keaton's later collaborations were more concentrated on the storytelling, rather just setting up another slap stick gag after another. 'The Hayseed' also doesn't include many hilarious stunts in great scale, but there are plenty of clever and subtle amusing moments.

Great fun indeed. Arbuckle and Keaton rarely disappoint.

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26 October 1919 (USA) See more »

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Fatty au village See more »

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