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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.


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




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


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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This Fatty Comedy is a scream from the time Fatty gets sick until he is well. (Print Ad- Bend Bulletin, ((Bend, Ore.)) 10 December 1917)


Comedy | Short

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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 »


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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10 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Oh Doctor (1917)

** 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.

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.

Out West (1918)

*** (out of 4)

Spoof of the western genre has Fatty Arbuckle landing in a small town being over run by thugs. Buster Keaton plays the timid sheriff. There are minor laughs throughout the film but it really works due to its wonderful charm and the fact that the spoofs work for westerns even made within the past few decades. There's some off colored racial humor, which might insult some.

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None | English

Release Date:

30 September 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktorze! See more »

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Comique Film Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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