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A Reckless Romeo (1917)

Roscoe flirts with a girl in the park. Later he takes his wife and mother-in-law to the movies only to see his flirtation showing on the screen.

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (story), Joseph Anthony Roach (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... The Husband
Corinne Parquet Corinne Parquet ... The Wife
Agnes Neilson Agnes Neilson ... The Mother-in-Law
Alice Lake ... The Pretty Girl in the Park
Al St. John ... The Pretty Girl's Boyfriend
Jimmy Bryant Jimmy Bryant ... The Newsreel Director
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Roscoe flirts with a girl in the park. Later he takes his wife and mother-in-law to the movies only to see his flirtation showing on the screen.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Creampuff Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Comique Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Film was long thought lost, but in 1999 the Norwegian Filminstitute made a restored print available. See more »

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A Reckless Romeo was a great recent find of a lost Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle short
30 June 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle short, one that was lost for a while, on the DVD called "The Cook and Other Treasures". In this one, Arbuckle has arrived home drunk late at night and neither his wife nor her mother are happy about it. To make it up to them, he takes them to Palisades Park and leaves them alone while he goes off on his own. Bad idea since Fatty not only flirts with pretty women again, one of those women's boyfriend catches him and starts a fight. Not only that, newsreel cameramen catch it on film...Unlike his previous Keystone shorts, Arbuckle takes his time in giving gags as he paces the story enough so we're at least taking time to know his character who's a bit on the naughty fun side but still seems innocent despite it all. Kudos especially to his nephew Al St. John for playing the jealous boyfriend with all the subtlety of James Finlayson! (Loved especially his reaction to Roscoe near the end.) Wonderful slapstick set pieces throughout. So on that note, I highly recommend A Reckless Romeo.


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