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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 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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21 May 1917 (USA)  »

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Fine example of a real artist
29 June 2005 | by (california) – See all my reviews

In the past I've seen more than 25 fatty arbuckle films,this is the latest and it really tickled me.To really enjoy an Arbuckle film it's important to watch his facial expressions and body language.To only look for the slapstick and roughhousing the viewer isn't getting the full entertainment value out of an Arbuckle movie.Those who get a laugh out of the faces Roscoe makes won't find some of the big names in silent comedys doing the same.Chaplin seldom showed his teeth,Keaton was the great stone face,Harry Langdon was famous for his baby face,I believe someone referred to them as the three sad clowns.Not so with Fatty,he's a happy guy usually looking for or having a good time,the average guy can usually relate to him.Early in this film fatty comes down to the breakfast table after being out late and getting drunk the night before.There awaiting him are his wife and mother-in-law.Any person that has been in a situation anything like that can relate to fatty's mannerisms,his shoulders are slumped,guilt all over his face,his walk consists of short little steps,I laughed out loud.In another scene to show embarrassment he gives a minimum of six expressions and body movements in a matter of seconds.I tried to mimic him and couldn't do it.Currently I haven't seen anyone on the modern screen that can do this,if they could do it like fatty they probably could write their own ticket.That's just part of the reason to check out this funny movie.


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