Tuesday 10 April 2007

Fatty's Suitless Day (1914) Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Also known as Fatty's Magic Pants, of all things, this one seems to have done the copyright rounds. It's a WH Productions Company film, a Keystone film and a Mack Sennett Comedies film, overlaid on the title card, so presumably all the modern corporate takeover shenanigans aren't anything new.

There's a Grand Benefit Dance at Lady Bottany's city home, strictly full dress only. Fatty's friends are going but he doesn't have a dress suit, so he acquires one by dubious means. In other words, he pinches it from his next door neighbour's washing line, but it gets stolen back from right off his peron during the dance, leaving the comedy to be Fatty being chased around in his striped underwear. Oh dear.

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