Friday, December 29, 2017

A Country Hero -- December 29, 2017

Moving Picture World, 08-December-1917
Roscoe Arbuckle appeared with his nephew Al St John and his friend Buster Keaton in "A Country Hero," which is thought to be a lost film. Buster's father, Joe Keaton, made his movie debut in this film.

Moving Picture World, 01-December-1917
The film is set in Jazzville.  "Jazz" was a fairly new word at the time.

Moving Picture World, 08-December-1917
"It is extremely funny, and remarkable as it may seem to those who have been forced to yawn at the monotony of old tricks, this comedy has actually discovered one or two new ones."

Moving Picture World, 22-December-1917
Roscoe's next movie would be a western.  There was some concern about finding a strong enough horse.

Moving Picture World, 29-December-1917
Roscoe and Al appear with a locomotive which has mashed an automobile.

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