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Roscoe Arbuckle and Gertrude Short.
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Leap Year
Also known as Skirt Shy in USA : [This is So Sudden]
(1922) American
B&W : Five reels / 4767 feet
Directed by James Cruze

Cast: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle (Roscoe Arbuckle) [Stanley Piper], Mary Thurman [Phyllis Brown], Lucien Littlefield [Jeremiah Piper], Clarence Geldart (Clarence Geldert) [Scott Travis], Harriet Hammond [Loris Keene], Allen Durnell [Tommy Blaine], Gertrude Short [Molly Morris], John McKinnon [Mumford, Stanley’s valet], Maude Wayne, Winifred Greenwood

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Adapted (scenario) by Walter Woods, from the screen story “Leap Year” by Sarah Y. Mason. Assistant director, Vernon Keays. Photographed (cinematography) by Karl Brown. Presented by Adolph Zukor. / Released 22 March 1922 (in Europe). / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Paramount production number 389 [2128]. Working title: Should a Man Marry? The film was in production from 16 May through 9 June 1921. Upon the film’s completion, the USA title was changed to Skirt Shy. This film was never released in the USA because of Arbuckle’s involvement in the Virginia Rappé death scandal.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Medical: Nurses - Resorts - Sports: Golf - Stutterers - USA: California: Catalina Island

Listing updated: 16 October 2011.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Edmonds-Arbuckle pp. 118-119, 268-269; Kerr-Silent p. 125, 126; Limbacher-Feature p. 138.

Home video: DVD.

 
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