LanguageSilent (English intertitles) WriterJean C. Havez, Joseph Anthony Roach Release dateSeptember 30, 1917 (1917-09-30) CastRoscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (Dr. Fatty Holepoke), Buster Keaton (Junior Holepoke), Al St. John (Gambler), Alice Mann (Vamp), Alice Lake (Maid) GenresComedy, Silent film, Short Film, Black-and-white Similar moviesPaperman, Feast, Trap Happy, Mickey and the Seal, Society Dog Show, The Vanishing Duck
Oh Doctor! is a 1917 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
As described in Exhibitors Herald, a film magazine, Dr. Fatty Holepoke (Arbuckle) bets all of his money on a horse and loses it. He becomes entangled in the meshes of a vampire (Mann), but when he hears the voice of "his master" (his wife), he finds himself in a serious predicament. With the assistance of a uniform stolen from a policeman, he manages to get away. He tries his luck again with the horses and wins lots of money. However, when he walks down the street wifie relieves him of all of it and leads him home, even though she is half his size.
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle as Dr. Fatty Holepoke
Buster Keaton as Junior Holepoke
Al St. John as Gambler
Alice Mann as Vamp
Alice Lake as Maid
Like many American films of the time, Oh Doctor! was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required a cut of the scene where a man is pulling a women's skirt up to her knees.