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The Cook (1918)



The Cook

(1918)

Comedy / Silent

22 minutes

Directed by Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Cast:

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle as Chef
Buster Keaton as Assistant Chef
Al 'Fuzzy' St. John as Holdup Man
Alice Lake as Waitress / Cashier

One of the earliest comedies is 1918’s The Cook, directed by its star, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle and released by Comique Film Company.  The twenty-two minute silent film is a classic slapstick comedy about the highjinks at an expensive restaurant where ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle is the cook and Buster Keaton is a waiter.  It includes a scene where ‘Fatty’ is dressed in drag and dancing, a parody of Theda Bara’s film“Salomé.




Directors:
Actors: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John
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Matinee Classics - The Cook starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John and Alice Lake


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