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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatty se zení See more »

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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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Arbuckle
10 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

His Wedding Night (1917)

** (out of 4)

Fatty once again has to fight for the woman he wants to marry. Going through these films in order I've noticed that each one basically has the same storyline and always has a food fight. This is getting a tad bit boring but Buster Keaton has a small role and brings some laughs.

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** 1/2 (out of 4)

Dr. Fatty gets in trouble when a woman he flirts with turns out to be a thief with his wife's jewelry on her mind. The best aspect is Buster Keaton playing Fatty's son and being constantly abused by daddy.

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*** (out of 4)

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