|Those Country Kids|
|Directed by||Fatty Arbuckle|
|Starring|| Fatty Arbuckle|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Those Country Kids is a 1914 American short comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand, and directed by Fatty Arbuckle.
A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. "Short" was an abbreviation for either term.
Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.
Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually moved to Keystone Studios, where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd. He mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. Arbuckle was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, signing a contract in 1920 with Paramount Pictures for US$1 million.
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Gordon S. Griffith was an American assistant director, film producer, and one of the first child actors in the American movie industry. Griffith worked in the film industry for five decades, acting in over 60 films, and surviving the transition from silent films to talkies—films with sound. During his acting career, he worked with Charles Chaplin, and was the first actor to portray Tarzan on film.
Mabel Ethelreid Normand was an American silent-film actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. She was a popular star and collaborator of Mack Sennett in his Keystone Studios films, and at the height of her career in the late 1910s and early 1920s, had her own movie studio and production company. Onscreen, she appeared in 12 successful films with Charlie Chaplin and 17 with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, sometimes writing and directing movies featuring Chaplin as her leading man.
Araminta Estelle "Minta" Durfee was an American silent film actress from Los Angeles, California, possibly best known for her role in Mickey (1918).
A Noise from the Deep is a 1913 American short silent comedy film starring Mabel Normand and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. The film was directed and produced by Mack Sennett and also features the Keystone Cops on horseback.
Shotguns That Kick is a 1914 comedy short starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, and Arbuckle's acrobatic nephew Al St. John. The film was directed by Arbuckle.
Passions, He Had Three is a 1913 short comedy film featuring Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
For the Love of Mabel is a 1913 short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle.
Mabel's New Hero is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle, and The Keystone Cops.
Fatty at San Diego is a 1913 short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
Fatty's Flirtation is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
A Misplaced Foot is a 1914 short comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle.
In the Clutches of the Gang is a 1914 American short comedy film featuring Roscoe Arbuckle. The film is believed to be lost.
The Alarm is a 1914 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. This silent film was produced by Mack Sennett and The Keystone Film Company and distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. It was released on May 28, 1914.
The Sky Pirate is a 1914 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
Lovers' Post Office is a 1914 short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
An Incompetent Hero is a 1914 short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
Fatty's Wine Party is a 1914 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
Mabel, Fatty and the Law is a 1915 American short comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand, and directed by Fatty Arbuckle. The film is also known as Fatty, Mabel and the Law and Fatty's Spooning Days.
Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition is a 1915 American silent black-and-white short comedy film, directed by Fatty Arbuckle and starring Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. It was produced by Keystone Studios.
Mabel's Wilful Way is a 1915 American short comedy film directed by Roscoe Arbuckle, starring Mabel Normand and Fatty Arbuckle.
Bright Lights is a 1916 American short comedy film directed by Roscoe Arbuckle and starring Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Al St. John.
Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco is a 1915 American short comedy-documentary film both starring and directed by Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
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