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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 »
Though this film is not his best work, still it's a shame that the scandal around Roscoe Arbuckle prevented Leap Year from being shown in America. It occurs to me that if this had been given a theatrical release it would have been eligible for an Oscar in the early Eighties.
I don't think it's that good, but I am reminded so much of Jackie Gleason when I watch Fatty Arbuckle. In this one Arbuckle is a silent version of Gleason's famous playboy Reggie Van Gleason. He's the nephew and heir of eccentric Lucien Littlefield and Arbuckle just seems to get tangled up with women just trying to be helpful.
One who he's not trying to be helpful to is Winnifred Greenwood who's the hatchet faced wife of cheating Clarence Geldart. She's almost as funny as poor Fatty.
Leap Year is worth taking that extra day and checking out the art of Roscoe Arbuckle.
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