Leap Year (Silent)
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: September 1, 2015
- Originally Released: 1921
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and|
|Performer:||Mary Thurman & Mabel Normand|
|Directed by||James Cruze|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Due to his immense popularity during the silent era, Roscoe Arbuckle was one of the first comedians to transition from short subjects to features. His first, The Round-Up (1920), was a huge hit at the box office. But in September of 1921, Arbuckle was charged with rape and manslaughter after actress Virginia Rappe died at his house in San Francisco. This led to Paramount immediately removing the recently completed Leap Year from its release schedule. Even after Arbuckle was acquitted the following year, the studio refused to let the film out of the vault, except for a limited European release in 1924. Untarnished by his association with the disgraced comedian, director James Cruze would go on to make classics such as The Covered Wagon (1923), The Great Gabbo (1929) and I Cover the Waterfront (1933). Starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mary Thurman. Directed by James Cruze.
BONUS: Fatty And Mabel At The San Diego Exposition (Silent, BW, 1915): Arbuckle and his frequent comedic foil, Mabel Normand, take a tour of the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park with disastrous results. Edgar Kennedy cameos as a police officer. Starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. Directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.