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  Roscoe Arbuckle.
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The Cook
Also known as Fatty Paa Nye Eventyr in Norway; Fatty als Kok in the Netherlands
(1918) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle

Cast: Roscoe Arbuckle [the cook], Buster Keaton [waiter], Al St. John [the tough guy], Alice Lake [the cashier], John Rand [restaurant proprietor], Bobby Dunn [the dishwasher], [?] Glen Cavender?, Luke the dog

Comique Film Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Roscoe Arbuckle. / © 20 August 1918 by Comique Film Corporation [LP12764]. Released 15 September 1918. Paramount-Arbuckle Comedy number A-3112. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at the Comique studio in Long Beach, California. The release date was changed from 18 August 1918. The film was restored by the George Eastman Museum and the Norsk Filminstitutt, after a print was recovered in 1998. Additional footage was recovered in 2002 by the EYE Film Instituut Nederland. A restoration print was assembled from both nitrate prints.


Synopsis: [Motion Picture World, 14 September 1918, page 1609] Restaurant setting that ends in a chase to a Pacific Coast Luna Park setting.

Survival status: Incomplete prints exist at the Norsk Filminstitutt film archive [incomplete color-toned 35mm nitrate positive]; in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive [incomplete 35mm nitrate positive]; and in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Amusement parks - Animals: Dogs - Cooks - Food: Ice cream, Spaghetti - Restaurants - USA: California

Listing updated: 14 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Dardis-Keaton p. 287; Edmonds-Arbuckle pp. 263-264; Miller-Comedies p. 16 : ClasIm-298 p. 19 : Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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