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 Fatty's Magic Pants (1914)

Fatty' is looking forward to attending a formal occasion. But in order to go, he has to be properly dressed, and he encounters unexpected difficulties in getting himself ready.

 

The Forgotten Films of

Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

 At 266 pounds, it was no surprise that Roscoe Arbuckle gained the nickname "Fatty." What is surprising, however, is that while he directed or acted in 200 films, his name never went down in history like some of his contemporaries. A friend and colleague of Charlie Chaplin, and a mentor to Buster Keaton, Arbuckle enjoyed a highly fruitful career as an actor and director until he was banned by Hollywood for the supposed rape and murder of a young girl. Though the jury ultimately found Arbuckle innocent, the negative public attention produced by the case had already done much damage. Arbuckle would never recover fully from the scandal, and his career would never be the same. THE FORGOTTEN FILMS OF ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE celebrates a career that was unfortunately overshadowed by hype. In the 32 classic silent and sound comedies here, Arbuckle either directs or stars alongside a cast of slapstick comedy legends including: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino, Harold Lloyd, Ford Sterling, Douglas Fairbanks, Mabel Normand, and child actor Jackie Coogan. All of the films here (many of which are rare) have had their titles and scores restored, and quite a few include previously unavailable or lost footage.