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Out West (1918)





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The second film that Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle shot in southern California captures all the clichés of the Old West and gives them a comic spin. Buster Keaton is the mayor of a rough, tough cow town where the saloon is the center of activity. Wild Bill Hiccup (Al St. John) and his band of bad guys swoop down to wreak havoc at the saloon, but they're interrupted by a drifter (Arbuckle) who dashes in and saves the day. Alice Lake plays a temperance girl who isn't adverse to hanging around the saloon if the company suits her, and Arbuckle and St. John vie for her affection. The scenario for this two-reeler was written by Natalie Talmadge, a sometime actress and sister of silent stars Norma and Constance Talmadge. She and Keaton got married a few years after Out West was made. Their romance began when both were working for Arbuckle -- is her input the reason that Keaton looks so dapper in his mayor's outfit?


Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
as Train Rider Bartender, Train Rider, Bartender
Al St. John
as Wild Bill Hickup
Alice Lake
as Salvation Army Woman

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This is an entertaining, witty, fun slapstick comedy short, and I enjoyed it. There are a lot of good jokes, but then there are some that are repeated too much so they're not as funny. Overall it's mostly funny, and a pretty good short film.

Aj V
Aj V

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I gotta say, there's some pretty funny old time slapstick here. Having Buster Keaton in a role is always good too. Arbuckle could've easily made this into feature length if he wanted to. On the other hand, there's some pretty racist stuff in here as well...

Dillon Lupky
Dillon Lupky

Super Reviewer

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