His Wedding Night
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle
Cast: Roscoe Arbuckle [the soda jerk], Al St. John [rival suitor], Buster Keaton [the delivery boy], Alice Mann [Alice], Arthur Earle, James Bryant, Josephine Stevens [a customer]
Comique Film Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Roscoe Arbuckle, from a screen story by Joe Roach. Scenario editor, Herbert Warren. Cinematography by George Peters. / © 20 August 1917 by Comique Film Corporation [LP11286]. Released 20 August 1917. Paramount-Arbuckle Comedy number A-3104. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot at the Selznick studios in New York, New York.
Synopsis: [Motion Picture World, 8 September 1917, page 1523] Fatty is a soda clerk in a country drugstore (Koff & Kramp Druggists). Gags include: Fatty juggles egg & milk, strains through a comb, and brushes off foam with a hairbrush; provides beer for a customer with a wink; gives charcoal to a Negress who comes in for powder. At the gas station, different prices for a Rolls-Royce and a Ford. Fatty overcomes a rival suitor who then plans to kidnap the bride.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 26 January 2015.
References: Dardis-Keaton p. 286; Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 262; Miller-Comedies p. 16 : with additional information provided by Mark Zimmer.
Home video: DVD.