The Iron Mule
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Grover Jones [Roscoe Arbuckle]
Cast: Al St. John [the engineer], Doris Deane, George Davis, Glen Cavender, Buster Keaton [the kidnapping Indian chief]
Reel Comedies, Incorporated, production; distributed by Educational Film Exchanges, Incorporated [Tuxedo Comedies]. / Presented by E.W. Hammons. / © 4 May 1925 by Reel Comedies, Incorporated. Released 12 April 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Roscoe Arbuckle is likely to have been the director and scenario writer of this film, while Jones received screen credit for direction. A semi-parody of John Ford’s feature The Iron Horse (1924).
Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm positive]; and in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Native Americans - Parodies - Railroads
Listing updated: 15 December 2012.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 357; Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 273; Lahue-Collecting p. 46.
Home video: DVD.