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Buzzin' Around (1933)

Fatty invents a liquid with flubber-like properties which makes objects resilient and unbreakable. Unfortunately, in his rush to get out of the house to demonstrate his invention, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding)

Writers:

Jack Henley (story), Glen Lambert (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Cornelius
Al St. John ... Al
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Storyline

Fatty invents a liquid with flubber-like properties which makes objects resilient and unbreakable. Unfortunately, in his rush to get out of the house to demonstrate his invention, he unknowingly grabs a jar of moonshine instead of the jar which holds his wonder liquid. To make matters worse, as he drives to the demonstration, a football-sized beehive falls from a tree onto the cargo bed of his truck . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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With the world's funniest fat man. (One-sheet poster).

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1933 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1509-1510. See more »

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Cornelius: Would you mind helping? Would you like a little blow?
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Arbuckle still had it
1 April 2007 | by RDenialSee all my reviews

Thankfully Hollywood forgave Arbuckle in time that he was able to make 6 talking shorts before passing away. I gave this short a 9. It is not hilariously funny for a modern audience but probably as good or better than any other shorts of it's day and does have it's moments. You can tell his ordeals have taken their toll on him as a man, but Arbuckle still had the knack of being funny. The scene where the doctor examines him after swallowing a bee is very funny indeed. One reviewer here mentioned that Arbuckle was a long time heroin addict by the time this film was released. I have read about everything there is on Arbuckle and have never heard that from any other source and do not believe it for a second. Arbuckles alcoholism was well known but that hardly made him a heroin addict. I would like to know where the reviewer got that info.


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