Fatty's Plucky Pup


1915
Fatty's Plucky Pup

Brief Synopsis

Four bad men have kidnapped Fatty's girlfriend and plan to kill her. Fatty's dog knows where she is, but Fatty doesn't and he was crying. However the dog came back to get Fatty, and they and the Keystone Cops went to rescue her.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Short
Silent
Release Date
1915

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Four bad men have kidnapped Fatty's girlfriend and plan to kill her. Fatty's dog knows where she is, but Fatty doesn't and he was crying. However the dog came back to get Fatty, and they and the Keystone Cops went to rescue her.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Short
Silent
Release Date
1915

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White

Articles

Fatty's Plucky Pup -


Thanks to Fatty's bungling ineptitude, he nearly burns his house down, ruins ma's wash, and sprays himself with a hose. But that destructive energy can be used for good, too--such as when some meanie dog-catchers try to capture his dog Luke, and Fatty foils them and frees their entire stock of dogs. Or when he finds himself cheated by some con-men on the boardwalk, and he steals back all his lost money. The con-men team up with the dogcatchers to get their revenge (it involves kidnapping Fatty's girlfriend, because why not commit a felony to settle a minor grudge?). Luckily, Fatty's got good intentions, unholy slapstick chaos, and one determined dog on his side.

Fatty's Plucky Pup opens with a gag in which Arbuckle sets his bed on fire, and then lackadaisically tries to douse it, one glass of water at a time. Arbuckle liked this routine so much he reused it several times. In fact, this is not its first appearance--that was in 1913's Mother's Boy, and he would recycle it again in 1917's The Rough House.



By David Kalat
Fatty's Plucky Pup -

Fatty's Plucky Pup -

Thanks to Fatty's bungling ineptitude, he nearly burns his house down, ruins ma's wash, and sprays himself with a hose. But that destructive energy can be used for good, too--such as when some meanie dog-catchers try to capture his dog Luke, and Fatty foils them and frees their entire stock of dogs. Or when he finds himself cheated by some con-men on the boardwalk, and he steals back all his lost money. The con-men team up with the dogcatchers to get their revenge (it involves kidnapping Fatty's girlfriend, because why not commit a felony to settle a minor grudge?). Luckily, Fatty's got good intentions, unholy slapstick chaos, and one determined dog on his side. Fatty's Plucky Pup opens with a gag in which Arbuckle sets his bed on fire, and then lackadaisically tries to douse it, one glass of water at a time. Arbuckle liked this routine so much he reused it several times. In fact, this is not its first appearance--that was in 1913's Mother's Boy, and he would recycle it again in 1917's The Rough House. By David Kalat

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