Tuesday, January 7, 2014
FORGOTTEN FILM: THE BUTCHER BOY (1917)
While most of the nation is locked in a deep freeze, a different kind of cold decided to visit me in Southern Maryland yesterday. Sore throat, runny nose, headache, voice like Andy Devine gargling on ground glass,sneezing and hacking and coughing and feeling like something the cat would have dragged in if we still had a cat...I went to bed early and slept for twelve hours and now feel worse than ever. What to do? What to do?
They say that laughter is the best medicine so I'm willing to give that a try.
Here's a comedy short starring the great Fatty Arbuckle with the also great Buster Keaton (in his first film role, no less) and the versatile Al "Fuzzy" St. John (who happened to be Fatty Arbuckle's nephew).
And, because laughter is a universal language, I'm sure you won't mind if the title cards are all in French. Bwahahahahaha!