“One Too Many” is a silent comedy film released in 1916, directed by and starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, alongside co-stars Minta Durfee and Al St. John. The film follows the misadventures of Arbuckle’s character, who attends a society party and gets drunk, causing chaos and havoc.
The film begins with Fatty Arbuckle’s character, named Fatty, getting ready to attend a society party with his wife, played by Minta Durfee. Fatty is warned by his wife not to drink too much and embarrass her, but Fatty disregards her warning and proceeds to drink heavily at the party.
As the night goes on, Fatty becomes increasingly intoxicated and causes chaos at the party. He accidentally sets his own trousers on fire and ends up jumping into a nearby pond to extinguish the flames. Fatty then mistakes a decorative statue for a real person and accidentally knocks it over, causing it to break.
Eventually, Fatty becomes so drunk that he passes out and is taken home by his wife. The next morning, Fatty wakes up with a terrible hangover and is forced to endure his wife’s scolding for his behavior at the party.
Overall, “One Too Many” is a classic example of the slapstick comedy genre popularized in the early 1900s, with Arbuckle’s physical comedy and comedic timing providing plenty of laughs for audiences of the time.
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