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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 »

Quotes

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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Silly, But Generally Entertaining Material From Arbuckle & Co.
16 March 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Though much of it is rather silly, "Oh Doctor!" has some good material too, and it is generally entertaining. The story is goofy and implausible, but it is told and played with verve by a pretty good cast. 'Fatty' Arbuckle plays a pretty disreputable character who is not really sympathetic, yet Arbuckle's good-natured energy is enough to make you hope that things will turn out all right for "Dr. Fatty". Buster Keaton's performance as the doctor's son (mostly a foil for 'Fatty') is rather interesting, because it is the exact opposite of the stoic manner that he adopted in his own later pictures - his performance here is even more exaggerated than in some of the other short features he made with Arbuckle.

The story hops around between a number of settings, and without a good cast it might not have worked very well. But the different settings do give rise to some worthwhile comedy material. There are a good number of Arbuckle/Keaton shorts that are better, but "Oh Doctor!" is still worth seeing if you enjoy the lively antics of Arbuckle & company.


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