~The Bell Boy~

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Bellboy, barber
Buster Keaton ... Bellboy
Al St. John ... Desk Clerk
Alice Lake ... Cutie Cuticle, manicurist
Joe Keaton ... Guest
Charles Dudley ... Guest
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Comique Film Company

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Elgin Lessley & George Peters
Film Editing by: Herbert Warren
Presenter: Joseph M. Schenck

Length: 2 Reels
Runtime: 33 Minute
Released: March 18, 1918
~Plot Synopsis~
Filmed in late December of 1917 and early January of 1918, the Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle two-reeler
The Bellboy was shipped to theaters in late March. A typically uproarious Arbuckle romp, the film
cast him as the bellhop of a rundown rural hotel, with Buster Keaton as his assistant and Al St. John
as the surly desk clerk. After the usual baggage-smashing slapstick shenanigans, the film focuses on
its "main gag," as Arbuckle takes over a barber shop and shaves an unusually hirsute customer. In
the course of the next few minutes, our hero's tonsorial skills transform the customer into the
spitting image of (a) Abe Lincoln, (b) General Grant, and (c) Kaiser Wilhelm! There was an obligatory
romantic subplot involving Arbuckle's perennial leading lady Alice Lake -- but who noticed?

Plot Synopsis from Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com