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Coney Island (1917)

Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (uncredited)
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Storyline

A rotund young man and his wife are spending the day at the beach at Coney Island. Feeling restless and wanting to go to the amusements at Luna Park, he ditches his wife. At the amusement park, he meets a pretty young woman. She arrived at the amusement park with one man, went in with another who had money to pay her entrance, before she ends up spending much of the day with the rotund husband, who managed to get the second man arrested. As the husband and the pretty young woman get into one misadventure after another, the first two men try to win back the affection of the pretty young woman, while the wife goes searching for her husband. The wife and the second man, who are old friends, team up in their quest, which leads to further misadventure for all five and the police. Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatty at Coney Island See more »

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Production Co:

Comique Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the few films where Buster Keaton does not use his "Great Stoneface" persona. See more »

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The first title screen wrongly identifies Coney Island's Luna Park as 'Luma Park'. At 00:03:52 the entrance to Luna Park is clearly seen. See more »

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Bathing suit renter: [to Fatty] We can't fit you, hire a tent.
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Fatty's Masterpiece
10 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Coney Island (1917)

**** (out of 4)

Fatty Arbuckle travels to Coney Island where he competes with Buster Keaton for the heart of a girl, which leads to havoc. This is a wonderfully funny short that allowed Keaton to show off his grace as a physical comedian. The ice cream, fish fighting and waterslide gags are certainly the best. The laughs fizzle out towards the end but this is still hilarious.

You can view this short on The Forgotten Films of Fatty Arbuckle set, which features four discs worth of shorts as well as some nice extras. Remastered prints and new scores make this collection of films a must have.


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