The Butcher Boy - Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (1917) - Comedy - Full Movie

On a blustery day in March 1917, Buster Keaton was introduced to Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, at that time only second to Chaplin in his popularity. Almost immediately, he was making films with Arbuckle and began not only a professional partnership but a lasting friendship. In The Butcher Boy, we see Buster, 21 years old and straight out of Vaudeville, where he had spent almost his entire life, using the skills and gags he used with the act he had with his father Joe Keaton. The movie is an Arbuckle one, through and through and Buster is just one of the supporting players. Still, it is Buster’s film debut and it’s always interesting to see how someone who would be so famous started. As Arbuckle’s recognition and trust of talents grow, his roles will increase exponentially.

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 23 April 1917 (USA)
Filming Locations: Colony Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Company Credits
Production Co: Comique Film Company

Technical Specs
Runtime: 30 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White

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