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Leading Lizzie Astray (1914)

A city slicker is driving through a small town when his car has a flat. A local boy and his girlfriend walk by and the boy volunteers to fix the man's tire. While he's doing that, the city ... See full summary »

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... Fatty - a Farm Boy
Minta Durfee ... Lizzie, the Farm Boy's Fiancée
... A City Slicker
... Cafe Patron - In from the Mines
... Cafe Patron - In from the Mines
... The Slicker's Chauffeur
Billie Bennett ... Lizzie's Mother
Fritz Schade ... Lizzie's Father
... Cafe Proprietor
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A city slicker is driving through a small town when his car has a flat. A local boy and his girlfriend walk by and the boy volunteers to fix the man's tire. While he's doing that, the city slicker makes a move on the boy's girlfriend and persuades her to go back to the city with him. After she leaves, her boyfriend packs up and goes to the city to try to win her back. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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30 November 1914 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) See more »

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Yet Another Amazing Arbuckle Eye-Opener
25 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yes, this is the one where Fatty throws a piano through the wall! A minor story with major mayhem involved in its conclusion, this short is a farcical version of Country Mouse, City Mouse. The second half is set in a speak-easy, which is shot using an evidentially long-forgotten vaudeville technique (maybe?) of having a dozen actors doing comic characters on the sides and behind the main action, simultaneously upstaging each other and breaking all the rules of "good cinema" (like the prizefighting scene of "The Knock-Out"). Very stage-like, but whatever its origin, the effect is astonishing to a modern viewer. I've watched about a dozen Arbuckle shorts and each one has different aspects of strangeness and hilarity. They're all good and worth seeing. This one has more violence than a dozen episodes of "The Sopranos". How can Fatty be so vicious and lovable at the same time? Fascinating stuff!


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