The Butcher Boy

Rip roaring silent comedy film “The Butcher Boy” (1917) starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Alice Lake among others.

Fatty (Roscoe Arbuckle) is a butcher boy in a store in love with the owner’s daughter Amanda (Alice Lake). Slim is his rival also wanting her hand. Uproarious scenes at the store and when a customer (Buster Keaton) comes in for molasses, mayhem occurs.

Amanda’s father packs her off to a all female boarding school. Fatty disguises as a girl and comes to meet her and enrols in the same school. Slim also has the same idea.

Split second timing, comic gags all aplenty in this wonderful movie. Some of the comic scenes made in 1917 are relevant today also. Brilliant movie to watch. Its first time i am discovering Fatty Arbuckle talents. He is simply marvelous.

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