Keaton & Arbuckle Comedy Shorts Program
On the occasion of the centenary of Buster Keaton's screen debut, this program collects four of his earliest films from 1917, performing in supporting roles alongside comedy star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.
THE BUTCHER BOY (1917)
General store employees Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John battle for the affections of the boss' daughter, going so far as to infiltrate her all-girls school dressed in drag. Buster Keaton's film debut. DIR/SCR Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle; SCR Joseph Anthony Roach. U.S., 1917, b&w, 30 min. NOT RATED
THE ROUGH HOUSE
Recently ejected from Fatty Arbuckle's chaotic household, Buster Keaton and Al St. John return as newly deputized cops to save the day. Co-directed by Arbuckle and Keaton, and the latter's directorial debut. DIR/SCR Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton; SCR Joseph Anthony Roach. U.S., 1917, b&w, 22 min. NOT RATED
HIS WEDDING NIGHT (1917)
Delivery boy Buster Keaton is kidnapped while modeling a wedding dress for a customer. Multiple cases of mistaken identity ensue. DIR/SCR Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle; SCR Joseph Anthony Roach. U.S., 1917, b&w, 19 min. NOT RATED
CONEY ISLAND (1917)
Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton and Al St. John vie for the affections of Alice Mann across the various attractions of the Coney Island amusement park. DIR/SCR Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S., 1917, b&w, 25 min. NOT RATED
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