Good Night Nurse! (1918)

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“Good Night Nurse” is a 1918 silent comedy film directed by Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and starring Arbuckle himself alongside Buster Keaton and Al St. John. The film tells the story of a young man named Roscoe who is hired as a private nurse to care for a wealthy man named John Stuyvesant who is pretending to be ill to avoid paying his debts.

Roscoe is initially unaware of the scheme but soon discovers the truth and becomes embroiled in a series of comedic misadventures as he tries to keep Stuyvesant’s creditors at bay while also trying to woo a pretty nurse named Mary. Meanwhile, Stuyvesant’s scheming wife and her lover plot to get their hands on his money.

As the story unfolds, Roscoe and his friends engage in a series of hilarious antics, including mistaken identities, slapstick fights, and madcap chases. The film is notable for its fast-paced physical comedy and for showcasing the comedic talents of both Arbuckle and Keaton, who would later become a major Hollywood star in his own right.

Overall, “Good Night Nurse” is a classic silent comedy that exemplifies the humor and charm of the era. It is a lighthearted romp filled with laughs and hijinks that will entertain audiences of all ages.

Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle

Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle

Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John

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