Fatty on the Job (1914)

"Fatty" is very lazy, and when he goes in the morning to milk the cows and attend to his farm duties, he takes a little nap by the haystack, but his father always catches him and keeps him ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Ince

Writer:

Hughie Mack (story)
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Hughie Mack ... Fatty
Gladden James ... Zeke
Lucille Lee Stewart Lucille Lee Stewart ... Lucy Lee (as Lucille Lee)

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"Fatty" is very lazy, and when he goes in the morning to milk the cows and attend to his farm duties, he takes a little nap by the haystack, but his father always catches him and keeps him moving. The object of Fatty's devotion is Lucy Lee. Zeke, a long, gawky young country lad, also has a liking for Lucy, He spends most of his time down by the water, fishing. Lucy, being very fond of fishing, goes with Zeke when he comes around on this particular morning, leaving Fatty looking after them longingly. Fatty cannot stand his loneliness, so he goes to the water's edge, where he finds the two young fishers. He takes a dime novel from his pocket and reads all about heroes and their daring exploits. Lucy sees it, grabs it and goes away with Zeke to read it. Fatty is found sitting on the boat landing and is shoved into the water by his irate father. When Fatty drags his weary steps homeward he is afraid to go in to his father, and so hides in the chicken coop. A chicken thief enters and is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Lumbering in Sweden (1914). See more »

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The picture stands fairly well
24 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Hughy Mack, as a country fat boy with a great tendency to fall asleep, made laughter, as did his exasperated dad. The picture stands fairly well in these two characters. - The Moving Picture World, March 7, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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