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The Movies (1925)

Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton.


Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (as William Goodrich)


Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (as William Goodrich)

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Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Hamilton ... A Country Boy
Marcella Daly Marcella Daly ... An Actress
Arthur Thalasso Arthur Thalasso ... The Villain - Bull Buckley
Frank Jonasson Frank Jonasson ... The Director (as Frank Jonnasson)
Glen Cavender ... A Traffic Officer


A country boy is leaving home for the city, offering promises of good behavior to his family. Finding city life difficult, it is not long before he makes an enemy of bad-tempered Bull Buckley. Unable to make peace, the young man has a series of altercations with Buckley before his antagonist is finally arrested. The boy then wanders into a café frequented by movie stars, and is soon offered a part filling in for Lloyd Hamilton, whom he closely resembles. But he soon finds out that movie life has its complications. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short








Release Date:

4 October 1925 (USA) See more »

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(2005 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Title Card: [Referring to An Actress dressed like Cleopatra] There was Egypt in her dreamy eye, and mischief in the other.
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Alternate Versions

In 2005, Laughsmith Entertainment copyrighted a 19-minute version of this film, with a new piano musical score composed and performed by Philip Carli. See more »


Featured in Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.2 (2011) See more »

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This got better the second time around.
7 January 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This movie stars Lloyd Hamilton (a silent screen comedian very few would remember today) but the real star involved with this picture is the director, Fatty Arbuckle--though he is credited as "William Goodrich" due to the rape/manslaughter scandal that ruined Fatty's career.

I watched and reviewed this movie about a year and a half ago and gave it a rating of 5. However, in seeing it again, I found myself laughing more and really enjoying the film. Perhaps I was a real serious mood the day I first watched it. I must say it was pretty cute and I enjoyed it enough to see it again.

One scene I particularly loved was in the beginning, this was set on the farm where Lloyd lived with his country-loving parents. He decides to go to the evil "big city" and his parents beg him to stay. Then, he walks out off the property--right into the city! The farm is surrounded by businesses and skyscrapers--an excellent sight gag. Also, the bit involving the cop and the bully was also pretty clever.

Overall, a very good comedy but one that could have been so much better had Arbuckle been able to star in it and not just direct it.

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