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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bret Wood; Joseph M Schenck; Roscoe Arbuckle; Buster Keaton; Al St John; Comique Film Corporation.; Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927); Kino International Corporation.
|Language Note:||Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.|
|Notes:||Originally produced as motion pictures between 1918 and 1920.
Digitally remastered versions.
|Credits:||Music composed and performed by The Alloy Orchestra.|
|Cast:||Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (121 min.) : si., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Back stage (1919, 17 min.) --
Good night, nurse! (1918, 26 min.) --
Coney Island (1918, 34 min.) --
The rough house (1918, 22 min.) --
The garage (1920, 25 min.).
|Other Titles:||Back stage.
Good night nurse.
Arbuckle and Keaton.
Original Comique/Paramount shorts, 1917-1920
|Responsibility:||a Comique/Paramount release ; Kino International Corp. ; produced for video by Bret Wood ; producer, Joseph M. Schenck ; director, Roscoe Arbuckle.|
[Good night, nurse!] Arbuckle's surrealistic nightmare where he escapes the operating table, runs away and inadvertently enters a "Great Heavyweight Race." Arbuckle also gives his best "in drag" performance, playing a flirting nurse to Keaton's doctor.
[Coney Island] Presents Roscoe's nephew, Al St. John, who does a series of "tit-for-tats" with Arbuckle to win a girl, only to have her end up with Buster Keaton.
[Rough house] Contains Arbuckle's famous "roll dance," where at the breakfast table, he sticks two forks each into a separate roll and then uses them to do a parody of Charlie Chaplin's walk. Chaplin, appreciating the gag, later expanded on it for use in his film "The Gold Rush."
[Garage] Presents Arbuckle and Keaton as a team who find various ways of destroying cars, how not to clean oil stains and how not to fight fires.