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LEAP YEAR (1922) and A CURE FOR POKERITIS (1912)
LEAP YEAR (1922)
and A CURE FOR POKERITIS (1912)
LEAP YEAR starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty is a wealthy young man who falls in love with his uncle's nurse. He also has a stutter which afflicts him at times of stress. Unfortunately, Fatty deals with lots of stress when he finds himself engaged to three women at once, none of whom is the woman he truly loves! With plenty of charm and laughter, this is a great example of Arbuckle's feature work. This film, however, was never released due to the scandal that descended upon the innocent star and the resulting public outrage.
A CURE FOR POKERITIS starring John Bunny and Flora Finch. The screen's first beloved fat man, John Bunny, plays a chronic gambler in this fun silent short from Vitagraph, with Flora Finch as his disapproving wife. Bunny comes up with an elaborate scheme to escape the house and join the poker game with the boys. All goes well until he talks in his sleep!
Presented with old-time jazz music scores.
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, John Bunny, Flora Finch