Silent Era Information*Progressive Silent Film List*Lost Films*People*Theaters
Taylorology*Articles*Home Video*Books*Store*Search
Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  Fatty Joins the Force (1913)
Progressive Silent Film List
A growing source of silent era film information.
This listing is from The Progressive Silent Film List by Carl Bennett.
Copyright © 1999-2018 by Carl Bennett and the Silent Era Company.
All Rights Reserved.

About This Listing
Report Omissions or Errors in This Listing

  Roscoe Arbuckle (center) and Edgar Kennedy (far right).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Fatty Joins the Force
(1913) American
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 1.33:1 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.

Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  Fatty Joins the Force (1913)
Perez Collection Vol 2



Mack Sennett Collection Vol 1

Silent Era Ads
Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology (1902-1943). Films by Blaché, Weber, Dulac and more!
from Amazon

Mack Sennett Collection 1

Chaplin at Keystone

Ultimate Keaton Boxset on Blu-ray