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Arbuckle & Keaton. Vol. 1 [videorecording] / a Comique/Paramount release ; Kino International Corp. ; produced for video by Bret Wood.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library DVD ARBUCKLE 1 (Text) 39206019389186 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, 2001.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as motion pictures between 1917 and 1919.
Digitally remastered versions.
Formatted Contents Note: The bell boy (1918, 33 min.) -- The butcher boy (1917, 30 min.) -- Out West (1918, 25 min.) -- Moonshine (1918, 23 min.) -- The hayseed (1919, 27 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Producer, Joseph M. Schenck ; director, Roscoe Arbuckle ; music composed and performed by The Alloy Orchestra.
Participant or Performer Note: Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, John Coogan.
Summary, etc.: [Bell boy] Arbuckle and Keaton as bellboys at a small town hotel, which they eventually completely wreck. Features Arbuckle's classic "shaving routine," where he progressively turns a Rasputin-like character into General Grant, Abraham Lincoln and then into the Kaiser.
[Butcher boy] Contains Arbuckle's famous "knife juggling" bit, Keaton's first film appearance in his classic "can of molasses" routine, and Arbuckle romping around in drag at an all girl private school.
[Out West] Arbuckle's first attempt at movie parody, poking fun at the already cliched cowboy western. The film also contains some heavy racism.
[Moonshine] A parody of Arbuckle's own freewheeling comedy style, filled with inside jokes. After defeating the hillbilly mountaineers, Arbuckle and Keaton conclude the film with a stinging parody of rival Charlie Chaplin's "losing the girl" pathos-type endings.
[Hayseed] Notable for being the only Arbuckle Comique film in which Buster Keaton -- later known as "The Great Stone Face"--Does not either laugh or smile on screen. Also features the trick dance comedian John Coogan, child star Jackie Coogan's father.
System Details Note: DVD.
Language Note: Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Comedy films.
Silent films.
Short films.

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