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The Rough House
Also known as {A Rough House}
(1917) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle

Cast: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle (Roscoe Arbuckle) [Mr. Rough], Al St. John [the cook], Buster Keaton [the gardener; the delivery boy; and a policeman], Alice Lake [Mrs. Rough], Agnes Neilson [the mother-in-law], Glen Cavender, Josephine Stevens

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 Frank D. Williams. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 20 June 1917 by Comique Film Corporation [LP10972]. Released 25 June 1917. Paramount-Arbuckle Comedy number A-3103. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation studio in New York, New York.


Synopsis: [Motion Picture World, 16 June 1917, page 1809] Mr. & Mrs. Rough live happily in a house by the sea until Mrs. Rough’s mother arrives and stays for a few weeks. Mother-in-law immediately begins to disturb the tranquility of the household. Also includes a cabaret scene and a conflagration in a bedroom.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Fans: Electric

Listing updated: 26 January 2015.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Dardis-Keaton pp. 285-286; Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 261; Kerr-Silent p. 126; Miller-Comedies p. 16 : with additional information provided by Bret Wood.

Home video: DVD.

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