The Movies (1925)

Release Date - Oct 4, 1925 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Although a certain William Goodrich was credited with directing this Lloyd Hamilton two-reeler, this was only the pseudonym for disgraced former film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Hamilton has a dual role in the picture. He is first seen sans comic makeup as a country boy, who is leaving home for the big city. His mother admonishes him to stay away from the movies. Of course, that's exactly where he winds up, but not before getting in trouble with a giant (Arthur Thalasso), who he manages to hand over to the authorities. Next, the young man wanders onto a movie set just as the lead actor (Hamilton again) has injured his foot. The boy is pressed into service as a double. He is happy to discover he must perform in a love scene with the pretty female star (Marcella Daly). But then he is stunned to discover that the giant is one of the cast -- and the girl's brother. The big guy shows up and chases the boy right back to his country home.