Fatty joins the Force
This was the third Keystone short to use the name "Fatty" in the title. It is a remake of That Dare Devil, one of the farce comedies Mack Sennett made for Biograph in 1911. The kid who plants the pie in Arbuckle's face is Jack White--who apparently caught the pie-chucking bug hard. By the time White was a teenager, he was a comedy producer for Educational Pictures, producing shorts starring Al St. John and Lloyd Hamilton. Later, he and his younger brother Jules White became the formative creative team behind the Three Stooges.
By David Kalat