||Roscoe Arbuckle (center) and Edgar Kennedy (far right).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Fatty Joins the Force
B&W : One reel
Directed by George Nichols
Cast: Roscoe Arbuckle [Fatty], Dot Farley [Fatty’s wife], Edgar Kennedy [the park cop], Mack Swain [a policeman at the station house], Minta Durfee
The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. / No copyright registration. Released 24 November 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: Freak Coward. [?] Completed or shipped? on 25 October 1913.
Synopsis: Fatty saves a girl from drowning and is rewarded with a job on the police force. Due to a kids’ prank, Fatty is thought to have drowned, then is thought to be a park crazy man.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Books - Canes - Canoes - Chases - Children - Drowning - Fights - Furniture: Chairs (Rocking) - Hats: Straw - Heroism - Jails - Jobs - Law: Enforcement: Police: Night sticks, Policemen, Police stations, Uniforms - Mourning - Parks: Benches - Pies - Pranks - Rescues - Screen doors - Signage - Sinking boats - Street scenes - Swimming - Swimsuits - Transportation: Streetcars, Trolleys - Water: Lakes
Listing updated: 21 March 2012.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 248; Lahue-Kops p. 142; Lahue-Mack p. 293.
Home video: DVD.