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Oh Doctor! (1917)

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

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Jean C. Havez (story), Joseph Anthony Roach (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Dr. Fatty Holepoke
Buster Keaton ... Junior Holepoke
Al St. John ... Gambler
Alice Mann Alice Mann ... Vamp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Lake ... Maid
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Storyline

Instead of a having a good time at the horse races with his wife and his pampered son, Junior, the prosperous Dr. I. O. Dine ends up losing all his money, after betting on the same losing horse with a reckless horse-racing gambler. However, as the gambler and his femme-fatale sweetheart refuse to take their financial loss lying down, they devise a bold plan so they won't have to return home empty-handed. But, the ever-watchful Junior already knows much. Can he save the day? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktorze! 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

Unique in that Buster Keaton, renowned as "The Great Stone Face", plays a highly emotional character (a child) who frequently cries and laughs. See more »

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Dr. Fatty Holepoke: The horse is superior to man. 100 thousand men will go see a horse race, but not a single horse would go see 100 thousand men run.
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Delightful comedy about horrible people
19 January 2016 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

Roscoe Arbuckle plays a rude family man who argues bitterly with his wife and pushes around his young son (played by a twenty-one year old Buster Keaton!). When he is lured in by a greedy vamp who, along with her thieving cohort played by Al St. John, his wife's jewels are endangered, in addition to Arbuckle's own finances, which are all at stake in a horse race.

Oh Doctor! is one of Arbuckle's stronger efforts, with more of a coherent plot and character-based gags. Arbuckle plays a truly horrendous person, which is funny in a dark way. Al St. John seems to be a love or hate performer in my circles, but he's great here as the scheming conman. Folks used to Buster Keaton's stoic manner will be shocked to see him mug so here, crying and laughing and whining with his mouth gaping open at its fullest capacity. Especially hilarious when you read interviews of his from the 1950s and 1960s in which he proclaimed he could not smile in front of a camera ever. That's show business, kiddos.


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