Friday, May 7, 2021

Roscoe Arbuckle in The Traveling Salesman -- May 7, 2021


Motion Picture News, 14-May-1921

100 years ago, Roscoe Arbuckle appeared in a lot of movies in a short time. He appeared in five features released during 1921.

In The Traveling Salesman, Roscoe played Bob Blake, a travelling salesman who left a train in the wrong town, and sought shelter from a rainstorm. His leading lady was Betty Ross Clarke. I keep trying to type her name as Betsy Ross Clarke.

The Traveling Salesman was based on a 1908 play by James Grant Forbes. 

Motion Picture News, 07-May-1921

Arizona Republican, 15-May-1921

Roscoe's short films made by Comique were still in release and popular.

Tacoma Times, 15-February-1917

Frank McIntyre, who had played Bob Blake on the stage, starred in a 1916 film version of The Traveling Salesman.

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