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Good Night, Nurse! (1918)

Roscoe's wife wants him committed to the No Hope Sanitarium for a cure from drink. He is greeted by blood spattered, cleaver-wielding Buster and a barely clad female patient. He eats a thermometer and must be rushed into surgery.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Fatty
Buster Keaton ... Dr. Hampton / Woman with Umbrella
Al St. John ... Surgeon's Assistant
Alice Lake ... Crazy Woman
Joe Bordeaux Joe Bordeaux ... (as Joe Bordeau)
Kate Price ... Nurse
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An inebriated man stands in front of a drug store during a rain storm trying to light a cigarette. Back at his home, his wife and butler see a report on the No Hope Clinic's success curing alcoholics. When hubby arrives home, bringing two gypsies and their monkey, his wife insists it's time for the clinic. Once there, he gets a look at various surgeries, and he wants out - assisted at first by a woman who believes she's a mermaid. He pretends to drown, he dresses as a woman, and, when running away, he inadvertently joins the town's annual fat man foot race. But can he outrun the men in white coats? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buenas noches, enfermera See more »

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Comique Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Unusual in that Buster Keaton smiles on-camera. See more »

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When Fatty rests against a freshly numbered telephone pole, the number is transferred to the back of his shirt. However, the result is an identical copy of the original whereas it should really be a mirror image. See more »

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Fatty: Oh, doctor, feel my pulse!
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Arbuckle Really Likes to Dress Himself Up as a Woman.
29 August 2018 | by SendiTolverSee all my reviews

Roscoe Arbuckle stars as a man with alcohol addiction. His wife commits him to No Hope Sanitarium where they are greeted by the doctor wearing blood covered gown (Buster Keaton) and crazy female patient (Alice Lake). The film is quite loose on plot (like Arbuckle's movies usually), but this one is one of the most incoherent ones. That doesn't mean it is not funny or enjoyable. 'Good Night, Nurse!' is not so much of slapstick stuff, but it works rather as dark comedy. Still, one over the top sequence follows the other, until all the adventures get little bit unsatisfactory conclusion.

One interesting scene is where Arbuckle dresses up as female nurse and then starts to flirt with Buster Keaton's doctor. Scenes, where Buster smiles so long, are really rare. There are brief glimpses of his smile in some other movies, but in this movie, we don't see one bit of Keaton's usual stone face - he is thoughtful or smiling throughout the film.


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