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His Wedding Night (1917)

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (story), Joseph Anthony Roach (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Drugstore soda clerk
Al St. John ... Rival Suitor
Buster Keaton ... Delivery Boy
Alice Mann Alice Mann ... Alice
Arthur Earle Arthur Earle
Jimmy Bryant Jimmy Bryant
Josephine Stevens Josephine Stevens ... Lady Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Lake
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Storyline

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatty se zení See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Comique Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the few films in which Buster Keaton smiles. See more »

Goofs

When the second woman to try on the perfume comes, she leans against Fatty's freshly painted sign advertising $4.00/oz. However, instead of the sign showing up reversed on her dress, it shows up so we can read it - which is not the way it would have imprinted itself. See more »

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His Wedding Night was a partly amusing/partly stale Arbuckle-Keaton collaboration
4 July 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Compared to the previous short I watched that starred Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle with Buster Keaton in support, His Wedding Night isn't all that funny though there are a few good laughs like when Roscoe changes the gas from 26 cents to $1.OO when a limousine arrives or when there's a food fight between him and his rival Al St. John for a girl's hand. Things really pick up when Buster arrives with the wedding gown as he first does a hilarious flip when he stops his bike and then-after trying the gown and keeping it on-he gets kidnapped by St. John and a couple of henchmen! There's also a mischievous scene when Arbuckle steals a kiss from a female customer while she's fainted from chloroform that Roscoe put in a perfume bottle that I was amused by. Otherwise, besides some boring spots there's also some racist humor on a couple of people of color that marred some of the enjoyment. Still, for all that, His Wedding Night was pretty enjoyable and I say this one's worth a look.


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