Fatty Arbuckle

His Favorite Pastime - Charlie Chaplin

His Favorite Pastime

His Favorite Pastime, starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle – March 16, 1914

His Favorite Pastime is one of  Charlie Chaplin’s earlier appearances at the Little Tramp.  Although he looks like the Little Tramp, he hasn’t quite cemented the character of Charlie the Tramp at this point. (more…)

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The Rounders - starring Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle

The Rounders

The Rounders (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle

A silent film during Charlie Chaplin’s time with the Keystone studio, where Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle are inebriated husbands, who after being beaten up by their wives, sneak out for … more drinks!

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Coney Island - Buster Keaton climbing a street lamp

Coney Island – Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton

Coney Island (1917) starring Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John

 Coney Island is a silent short comedy starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, with Buster Keaton in a secondary role. Buster is interesting to watch, in that he hasn’t yet developed his trademark stoneface personality, and can be seen laughing, etc. (more…)

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A Film Johnnie (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand

A Film Johnnie

A Film Johnnie (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand

The Charlie Chaplin short film, A Film Johnnie, has Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp character as a star-struck movie patron.  He becomes determined to meet the film heroine that he’s become infatuated with at the Keystone movie studio.   Attempting to get into the studio, Charlie’s little tramp has comedic interactions with Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Ford Sterling, and Mabel Normand.   Failing to enter the film studio legitimately (more…)

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The Knockout - Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle originally released June 11, 1914

The Knockout, starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle

The Knockout – Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle originally released June 11, 1914




The 1914 Keystone silent comedy, The Knockout, is a typical, frenetic Keystone comedy starring Fatty Arbuckle.   Despite what moviegoers might think from the movie poster, Charlie Chaplin is not the star of the movie.  Technically he’s not even a co-star, although he is on-screen during the boxing ring scene as the referee.

The Knockout is about two tramps, down on their luck, who set up a fake boxing match exhibition for a promoter.   Pug (played by Fatty Arbuckle) is a likable young man who offers to fight in the ring against the “champion” to impress his girlfriend — and then the actual boxing champ shows up (more…)

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