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Stupid, But Brave (1924)

A man is offered a great job, but with two drawbacks: it's on the other side of the country, and he has to be there by a certain date--and he's broke. He sets out anyway, and along the way ... See full summary »

Director:

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (as William Goodrich)

Writer:

Al St. John
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Cast

Credited cast:
Al St. John ... The Bum
Doris Deane Doris Deane ... The Peeling Daughter
Eugene Pallette ... Richard Peeling - Banana King
Kewpie Morgan ... The Barber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Francis Christine Francis
John Sinclair John Sinclair
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A man is offered a great job, but with two drawbacks: it's on the other side of the country, and he has to be there by a certain date--and he's broke. He sets out anyway, and along the way gets tangled up with escaped convicts and long-distance runners. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1924 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reel Comedies Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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With a complete ending, it would have earned a 7 or perhaps an 8.
1 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Wild banana ranch? afraid of being beaten up--gets EVERYTHING need man with strong nerve to head to cnetral america race/chain gang some clever gags very slapsticky--shooting premarture ending on alpha

"Stupid, But Brave" is a silent comedy you can find on the Alpha Video DVD entitled "Forgotten Funnymen: Al St. John", which consists of four of St. John's short films. "Bridge Wives" is the best of them but "Stupid, But Brave" is still pretty good. Unfortunately, it could have been better as the film ends abruptly...as if the ending has been truncated.

The story finds St. John out of work and living outdoors. When he learns about a job, however, he cannot go on the interview because he looks terrible and needs a shave and a haircut. Unfortunately, he chooses to go to a place that makes it a habit of beating up folks who cannot afford to pay! Once he's somehow negotiated this, the film gets much better when a series of slapstick events take place...and poor Al is being chased by cops, robbers and pretty much everyone else! What's next? See the film.

Many of the laughs are good ones and the chase sequence near the end is the best portion of the film. The only problem is the ending....as the intertitle card saying 'the end' seems to randomly pop up out of no where!


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