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Leap Year (1924)

A young man, heir to his misogynistic and millionaire uncle, and in love with a nurse, gets in trouble when he gives advice on marriage to his girlfriends.

Directors:

James Cruze, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (uncredited)

Writers:

Walter Woods (adapted by), Sarah Y. Mason (from the story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Stanley Piper (as Roscoe {Fatty} Arbuckle)
Lucien Littlefield ... Jeremiah Piper
Mary Thurman Mary Thurman ... Nurse Phyllis Brown
John McKinnon John McKinnon ... Mumford - the Valet
Clarence Geldart ... Scott Travis
Harriet Hammond Harriet Hammond ... Loris Keene
Allen Durnell Allen Durnell ... Tommy Blaine
Gertrude Short Gertrude Short ... Molly Morris
Winifred Greenwood ... Mrs. Travis
Maude Wayne Maude Wayne ... Irene Rutherford
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Storyline

A young man, heir to his misogynistic and millionaire uncle, and in love with a nurse, gets in trouble when he gives advice on marriage to his girlfriends. Written by EST <cimas@sinfo.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1924 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Skirt Shy See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2005 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Until February 21, 2008, this film had never been shown theatrically anywhere in America because of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle's murder trial, except for special screenings such as the ones in Washington, D.C. at the American Film Institute theater at the Kennedy Center on 18 March 1981, in Los Angeles CA at the Fairfax Theatre 10 April 1981 and at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley CA on 22 August 1993. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Piper: W-w-w-water!
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Alternate Versions

In 2005, Laughsmith Entertainment copyrighted an 56-minute version of this film, with a new musical score compiled by and and performed by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. See more »

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Two from Arbuckle
11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Leap Year (1921)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Fatty Arbuckle plays a man who suffers from the sickness of falling in love with every woman he meets. This doesn't sit well with his fiancé when three other women show up to his house, all claiming to be his fiancé. This is a really poor film, the first feature I've seen from Arbuckle. Everything Fatty was good at is missing in this film and it seems like there wasn't any effort put into it. The only real highlight is when Fatty tries to scare off the three women by pretending to have violent fits. The most interesting thing was that this was made prior to Fatty being accused of murder. When he was accused, Hollywood put a ban on his films so this was never released until the early 1980's, nearly fifty years after his death.

Waiter's Ball, The (1916)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A waiter and a cook (Fatty Arbuckle) fight over who will take a waitress to a dance.

There's some good stunt work inside the kitchen and Fatty has a few nice scenes with a dead fish but not all of the jokes work. The ending is very good however.


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