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Dynamite Doggie (1925)

Al wants to elope with his girlfriend, but her dog Pete disrupts the plan.

Directors:

Grover Jones, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (uncredited)
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Cast

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Al St. John ... Al
Doris Deane Doris Deane
George Davis George Davis
Pete the Dog ... Dog
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Al wants to elope with his girlfriend, but her dog Pete disrupts the plan.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1925 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Reel Comedies Inc. See more »
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Silent
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In Which Pete the Pup is assisted by Al St. John
23 February 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Doris Deane wants to marry Al St. John rather than the boy her father wants her to wed. It's a standard plot of the era and Sennett would still be using it when he closed down his studio a decade later, so we'll ignore the foolishness of anyone who wants to marry Al, because most of the movie is about Al's conflict with Pete the Pup, who starts out attacking Al, but reconciles with him for some butcher's scrap and an egg filled with dynamite.

If you are familiar with Pete, it is probably from his work late in his career with the Little Rascals. That's where I first encountered him. Earlier, he had appeared in the Buster Brown series directed by Charles Lamont, in which he stole the show. Here, in his third picture, Pete is clearly having a great time running around and biting the other players on the behind.

As for Al, he takes two or three very nice comedy falls, including one through a wall and rides a very small bicycle -- before he got into the movies at the behest of his uncle, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al's stage act was as a trick cyclist. Roscoe co-directed this anonymously and you can see it in the way he showcases his nephews abilities and keeps Pete enthusiastic.


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