His Wedding Night

Buster Keaton is again great, but the rest of this should be left on the scrap heap of history.

Arbuckle’s character uses chloroform to incapacitate a woman and kiss her against her will. Not only hasn’t that held up well, it wasn’t remotely ok at the time. And it’s only one of a few awful things in this short.

It is fascinating to see this in the context of what later happened with Fatty Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe, but that’s about it.