The Rough House

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The Rough House
The Rough House.jpg
Poster to The Rough House
Directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Buster Keaton
Written by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Buster Keaton
Joseph Anthony Roach
Starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Buster Keaton
Cinematography Frank D. Williams
Edited by Herbert Warren
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • June 25, 1917 (1917-06-25)
[1]
Running time
22 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Rough House is a 1917 American short comedy film written and directed by and starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.[2] The Rough House was Keaton's first film as a director.

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Like many American films of the time, The Rough House was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors cut the scene showing the theft of beads from the film.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Knopf, Robert (2 August 1999). The theater and cinema of Buster Keaton. Princeton University Press. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-691-00442-6. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Rough House". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald (New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company) 5 (7): 33. 11 August 1917. Retrieved 2014-12-01. 

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