~Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle~

Born: March 24, 1887 in Smith Center, Kansas, USA
Died: June 29, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA
~Witzel Portraits of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle~
~Biography~
Silent screen star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle had been one of America's favorite actors until he was
charged with murder in the 1921 death of model Virginia Rappe.

Newspapers speculated that the 266-pound Arbuckle had raped the 25-year-old woman with a
bottle during a drunken orgy at the Hotel St. Francis in San Francisco. Arbuckle was tried three
times and was finally acquitted, but his acting career faltered.

Blacklisted from appearing on screen, he continued directing comedies under the name of William
Goodrich but didn't return to acting until 1932, when he appeared in a series of short comedies for
Warner Bros. He had been signed to do a feature when he died in his sleep in 1933 at the age of 46.

Before the scandal, Arbuckle starred in and directed 14 films between 1917 and 1920 for
Paramount's Comique under the auspices of producer Joseph Schenck, including "The Bell Boy,"
"The Butcher Boy" (which marks Buster Keaton's film debut), "Out West," "Moonshine" and
"Hayseed."

"Arbuckle is considered one of the great pioneers in comedy," said film historian and Arbuckle
expert David Pearson. "He's really been erased in the history books because of all the scandals."

Keaton learned everything about filmmaking from Arbuckle, according to Pearson. "Keaton is
considered to be the comedy surrealist—a contemporary of Dali or Bunuel. In that context,
Arbuckle is the comedy dadaist. He is doing wild and crazy things. Keaton is also doing wild and
crazy things, but they were deliberate, with purpose."

— Susan King and Robert Welkos April 12, 2001 and Aug. 22, 1992
~Filmography~
"Fatty" Arbuckle up
for auction - Debbie
Reynold's auction,
Beverly Hills, Dec 2nd
2011~
.
~Actor~

Listen Lena (1927) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Fat man with strategically covered face
Go West (1925) (uncredited) .... Woman in department store
A Sainted Devil (1924) ... Still Code: 661-X
Crazy to Marry (1921) .... Dr. Hobart Hupp
... aka Three Miles Out (USA)
Gasoline Gus (1921) .... Gasoline Gus
Traveling Salesman (1921) .... Bob Blake
The Dollar-a-Year Man (1921) .... Franklin Pinney
Brewster's Millions (1921) .... Monte Brewster
Leap Year (1921) .... Stanley Piper
... aka Skirt Shy
The Fast Freight (1921)
... aka Freight Prepaid
... aka Via Fast Freight
Life of the Party (1920) (as Roscoe Arbuckle) .... Algernon Leary
... aka The Life of the Party
The Round-Up (1920) .... Slim Hoover
The Garage (1920) .... Mechanic/Fireman
... aka Fire Chief

The Hayseed (1919) .... Mailman
Back Stage (1919) .... Stagehand
A Desert Hero (1919) .... The Sheriff, the Desert Hero
The Bank Clerk (1919)
Love (1919) .... Fatty
The Pullman Porter (1919)
Camping Out (1919)
The Sheriff (1918/I) .... Cook
The Cook (1918) .... Chef
Good Night, Nurse! (1918) .... Fatty
Moonshine (1918) .... Revenue Agent
The Bell Boy (1918) .... Bellboy, barber
Out West (1918) .... Train Rider, Bartender
... aka The Sheriff
A Scrap of Paper (1918) .... Fatty
A Country Hero (1917) .... Village Blacksmith
Coney Island (1917) .... Fatty
... aka Fatty at Coney Island
Oh Doctor! (1917) .... Dr. Fatty Holepoke
The Late Lamented (1917) (unconfirmed) .... Cameo Appearance
His Wedding Night (1917) .... Drugstore soda clerk
The Rough House (1917) .... Mr Rough
A Reckless Romeo (1917) .... Husband
... aka A Creampuff Romance (USA)
The Butcher Boy (1917) (as 'Fatty' Arbuckle) .... Fatty / Saccharine
A Creampuff Romance (1916)
... aka His Alibi
The Waiters' Ball (1916) .... The Cook
The Other Man (1916) (as Roscoe Arbuckle)
His Wife's Mistakes (1916)
... aka His Wife's Mistake (USA)
... aka His Wife's Mistress
Bright Lights (1916)
... aka The Lure of Broadway
He Did and He Didn't (1916/I) .... The Doctor
Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) .... Fatty
... aka Concrete Biscuits (USA: 8mm release title)
Fatty and the Broadway Stars (1915) .... Fatty - Studio janitor
A Village Scandal (1915) .... Fatty
Fickle Fatty's Fall (1915)
Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915) .... Fatty
... aka Fido's Tintype Tangle
Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915) (uncredited) .... Fatty
... aka Foiled by Fido
The Little Teacher (1915) .... Fat Student
... aka A Small Town Bully
Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers (1915) .... Finnegan's Daughter
Mabel's Wilful Way (1915) (uncredited) .... Fatty
When Love Took Wings (1915) .... Reckless Fatty
Fatty's Faithful Fido (1915) (uncredited) .... Fatty
... aka Fatty's Fatal Fido (USA)
Wished on Mabel (1915) .... Fatty
That Little Band of Gold (1915) (uncredited) .... Hubby
... aka For Better or Worse
Fatty's Chance Acquaintance (1915) .... Fatty
Fatty's Reckless Fling (1915) .... Fatty
Hogan's Romance Upset (1915) (uncredited) .... Fight Spectator
Mabel and Fatty's Married Life (1915) .... Fatty - Her Husband
Fatty's New Role (1915) (uncredited) .... Hobo
Mabel, Fatty and the Law (1915) .... Fatty
... aka Fatty's Spooning Day
... aka Fatty, Mabel and the Law (USA)
Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition (1915) .... Fatty
Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915) .... Roscoe
... aka Mabel and Fatty's Simple Life (USA: alternative title)
Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1915) .... Fatty
Rum and Wall Paper (1915)
Fatty and Minnie He-Haw (1914) .... Fatty
Fatty's Magic Pants (1914) .... Fatty
... aka Fatty's Suitless Day
Shotguns That Kick (1914)
Leading Lizzie Astray (1914) .... A Farm Boy
The Sea Nymphs (1914)
... aka His Diving Beauty
Fatty's Wine Party (1914)
Fatty's Jonah Day (1914)
... aka Fatty's Hoodoo Day (USA)
An Incompetent Hero (1914)
Lovers' Post Office (1914)
Zip, the Dodger (1914)
Their Ups and Downs (1914/I)
Fatty Again (1914)
... aka Fatty the Fourflusher
Killing Horace (1914)
... aka Killing Hearts (USA)
Fatty's Debut (1914)
... aka Fatty Butts In
Lover's Luck (1914) .... Fatty
The Rounders (1914) .... Charlie's Neighbor
... aka Going Down (USA)
... aka Oh, What a Night (USA)
... aka Revelry
... aka The Love Thief (USA)
... aka Tip, Tap, Toe (USA)
... aka Two of a Kind
A Brand New Hero (1914)
The Baggage Smasher (1914)
His New Profession (1914) .... Bartender smoking cigar
... aka Helping Himself
... aka The Good for Nothing
The Masquerader (1914/I) .... Film Actor
... aka Putting One Over
... aka The Female
... aka The Female Impersonator (USA)
... aka The Perfumed Lady (USA)
... aka The Picnic (USA)
Fatty's Gift (1914)
Caught in a Flue (1914)
Those Country Kids (1914)
That Minstrel Man (1914)
Those Happy Days (1914)
The Sky Pirate (1914)
A Rowboat Romance (1914)
Love and Bullets (1914)
... aka The Trouble Mender
Fatty's Finish (1914)
Fatty and the Heiress (1914)
The Knockout (1914) .... Pug
... aka Counted Out
... aka The Pugilist
Our Country Cousin (1914)
The Alarm (1914)
... aka Fireman's Picnic (USA)
The Water Dog (1914)
... aka Fatty's Streak of Yellow (USA: reissue title)
... aka The Rescue (USA)
A Suspended Ordeal (1914)
Where Hazel Met the Villain (1914)
A Bath House Beauty (1914)
Chicken Chaser (1914)
... aka New Yard Lovers (USA)
Barnyard Flirtations (1914)
A Rural Demon (1914)
... aka The Rival Demon (USA)
His Favorite Pastime (1914) .... Shabby drunk
... aka Charlie Is Thirsty (USA)
... aka Charlie's Reckless Fling (USA)
... aka The Bonehead
... aka The Reckless Fling (USA)
Tango Tangles (1914) .... Clarinettist
... aka Charlie's Recreation
... aka Music Hall
Twixt Love and Fire (1914)
A Robust Romeo (1914)
Rebecca's Wedding Day (1914)
In the Clutches of the Gang (1914)
A Flirt's Mistake (1914) .... The Husband
The Under-Sheriff (1914)
A Misplaced Foot (1914)
He Would a Hunting Go (1913)
Some Nerve (1913)
His Sister's Kids (1913)
Fatty's Flirtation (1913)
A Ride for a Bride (1913)
The Woman Haters (1913)
Fatty Joins the Force (1913) .... Fatty
Wine (1913)
... aka Wine Making (USA)
Fatty at San Diego (1913) .... Fatty
The Speed Kings (1913) .... Race track official
A Quiet Little Wedding (1913)
Two Old Tars (1913)
... aka The Sea Dogs (USA)
Mother's Boy (1913)
When Dreams Come True (1913/I)
The Faithful Taxicab (1913)
... aka The Fatal Taxicab
The Gypsy Queen (1913)
Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913) .... Man in cinema audience
... aka Her Dramatic Debut
Fatty's Day Off (1913)
Mabel's New Hero (1913)
... aka Fatty and the Bathing Beauties (USA)
... aka Fatty's Bathing Beauties (USA)
... aka Fatty's Bathing Cuties (USA)
The Riot (1913/I)
Almost a Rescue (1913) .... Jimmie
Professor Bean's Removal (1913)
Love and Courage (1913)
A Noise from the Deep (1913)
The Telltale Light (1913)
Safe in Jail (1913)
For the Love of Mabel (1913)
A Bandit (1913)
Peeping Pete (1913) .... Pete's wife
The Waiters' Picnic (1913)
Help! Help! Hydrophobia! (1913) .... Jim Brown
Passions, He Had Three (1913) .... Henry
... aka He Had Three (USA)
The Gangsters (1913)
The Foreman of the Jury (1913)
That Ragtime Band (1913)
... aka The Jazz Band
... aka The Jazz Band Leader (USA: reissue title)
The Bangville Police (1913) (uncredited) .... Crook
... aka Farce Comedy (USA: subtitle)
Alas! Poor Yorick! (1913) (as Roscoe Arbuckle)
Murphy's I.O.U. (1913)
A Voice from the Deep (1912)
The Sanitarium (1910) (as Roscoe Arbuckle)
Making It Pleasant for Him (1909) (as Roscoe Arbuckle)
Mrs. Jones' Birthday (1909) (as Roscoe Arbuckle)
Ben's Kid (1909) (as Roscoe Arbuckle)

~Director~

Special Delivery (1927)
Peaceful Oscar (1927)  
The Red Mill (1927)  
One Sunday Morning (1926)
His Private Life (1926)
Fool's Luck (1926)  
Home Cured (1926)
My Stars (1926) (uncredited)
The Fighting Dude (1925)
Cleaning Up (1925)  
The Movies (1925)  
The Tourist (1925)  
Curses (1925)  
The Iron Mule (1925)
Stupid, But Brave (1924)  
Special Delivery (1922) (uncredited)
Leap Year (1921)
... aka Skirt Shy
The Garage (1920)
... aka Fire Chief

The Hayseed (1919)
Back Stage (1919)
A Desert Hero (1919)
The Bank Clerk (1919)
Love (1919)
The Pullman Porter (1919)
Camping Out (1919)
The Sheriff (1918/I)
The Cook (1918)
Good Night, Nurse! (1918)
Moonshine (1918)
The Bell Boy (1918)
Out West (1918)
... aka The Sheriff
A Scrap of Paper (1918)
A Country Hero (1917)
Coney Island (1917) (uncredited)
... aka Fatty at Coney Island
Oh Doctor! (1917)
His Wedding Night (1917)
The Rough House (1917)
A Reckless Romeo (1917) ... Still Code: 661-X
... aka A Creampuff Romance (USA)
The Butcher Boy (1917)
A Creampuff Romance (1916)
... aka His Alibi
The Waiters' Ball (1916)
The Moonshiners (1916)
His Wife's Mistakes (1916)
... aka His Wife's Mistake (USA)
... aka His Wife's Mistress
Bright Lights (1916)
... aka The Lure of Broadway
He Did and He Didn't (1916/I)
Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)
... aka Concrete Biscuits (USA: 8mm release title)
Fatty and the Broadway Stars (1915)
A Village Scandal (1915)
Fickle Fatty's Fall (1915)
Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915)
... aka Fido's Tintype Tangle
Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915) (uncredited)
... aka Foiled by Fido
Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers (1915)
Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco (1915)
When Love Took Wings (1915)
Fatty's Faithful Fido (1915) (uncredited)
... aka Fatty's Fatal Fido (USA)
That Little Band of Gold (1915) (uncredited)
... aka For Better or Worse
Fatty's Chance Acquaintance (1915)
Fatty's Reckless Fling (1915)
Mabel and Fatty's Married Life (1915) (uncredited)
Fatty's New Role (1915) (uncredited)
Mabel, Fatty and the Law (1915)
... aka Fatty's Spooning Day
... aka Fatty, Mabel and the Law (USA)
Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition (1915)
Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915)
... aka Mabel and Fatty's Simple Life (USA: alternative title)
Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1915)
Fatty and Minnie He-Haw (1914)
Fatty's Magic Pants (1914)
... aka Fatty's Suitless Day
Shotguns That Kick (1914)
Leading Lizzie Astray (1914)
The Sea Nymphs (1914)
... aka His Diving Beauty
Fatty's Wine Party (1914)
Fatty's Jonah Day (1914)
... aka Fatty's Hoodoo Day (USA)
An Incompetent Hero (1914)
Lovers' Post Office (1914)
Zip, the Dodger (1914)
Their Ups and Downs (1914/I)
Fatty Again (1914)
... aka Fatty the Fourflusher
Fatty's Debut (1914)
... aka Fatty Butts In
Lover's Luck (1914)
A Brand New Hero (1914)
Fatty's Gift (1914)
Those Country Kids (1914)
That Minstrel Man (1914)
Those Happy Days (1914)
The Sky Pirate (1914)
A Rowboat Romance (1914)
Love and Bullets (1914)
... aka The Trouble Mender
Fatty's Finish (1914)
Fatty and the Heiress (1914)
The Alarm (1914)
... aka Fireman's Picnic (USA)
The Water Dog (1914)
... aka Fatty's Streak of Yellow (USA: reissue title)
... aka The Rescue (USA)
A Suspended Ordeal (1914)
Where Hazel Met the Villain (1914)
A Bath House Beauty (1914)
Chicken Chaser (1914)
... aka New Yard Lovers (USA)
Barnyard Flirtations (1914)

~Writer~

His Private Life (1926) (story)
Fool's Luck (1926) (written by)
My Stars (1926) (written by) (uncredited)
The Fighting Dude (1925) (writer)
The Movies (1925) (written by)
Curses (1925) (written by)  
Daydreams (1922) (story) (uncredited)

A Desert Hero (1919) (writer)
The Bank Clerk (1919) (writer)
Love (1919) (writer)
The Pullman Porter (1919) (writer)
Camping Out (1919) (writer)
The Sheriff (1918/I) (writer)
The Cook (1918) (story)
Good Night, Nurse! (1918) (story)
Moonshine (1918) (screenplay) (story)
The Bell Boy (1918) (screenplay) (story)
Out West (1918) (writer)
... aka The Sheriff
A Country Hero (1917) (story)
Coney Island (1917) (story) (uncredited)
... aka Fatty at Coney Island
His Wedding Night (1917) (story)
The Rough House (1917) (story)
A Reckless Romeo (1917) (story) ... Still Code: 661-X
... aka A Creampuff Romance (USA)
The Butcher Boy (1917) (story)
He Did and He Didn't (1916/I) (writer)
Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) (writer)
... aka Concrete Biscuits (USA: 8mm release title)
The Alarm (1914) (writer)
... aka Fireman's Picnic (USA)