~The Sheriff~
AKA Out West
~Plot Synopsis~
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was about to enter his final year as a two-reel comedian when he made this
short; after The Garage, released in January, 1920, he would make features exclusively. He plays a sheriff
in a Western cowtown who finds swashbuckling inspiration by watching a Douglas Fairbanks picture. A
bandit, played by Arbuckle's nephew and frequent sideman Al St. John, comes to town and terrorizes the
sheriff's lady love, a schoolteacher. The sheriff saves the day by heroic acts made comic, including, of
course, the inevitable pie throwing (an Arbuckle specialty). Arbuckle's dog, Luke, who frequently
appeared in his films, is practically the co-star of this one.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Written & Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ...  Cook
Betty Compson ...  School teacher
Monty Banks  (as Mario Bianchi)
Glen Cavender
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Comique Film Company

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: George Peters
Film Editing: Herbert Warren
Presented by: Joseph M. Schenck

Length: 2 Reels
Runtime: 20 Minutes
Released: January 20, 1918