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Conjectural Film Appearances



Go West (1925)

According to legend, Roscoe appears in this Buster Keaton feature
in drag as a fat woman with her daughter (played by Babe London).
However, freeze-framing shows that this doesn't appear to be true.

On the other hand, who's looking out that window in this scene, also in "Go West's" final reel?

IS THIS ROSCOE?


The General (1926/27)

In 1995, both these stills appeared publicly for the first time.
At left, (from Rapf & Green's BK: A Bio-Bibliography) shows a deleted scene from "The General." At right, Arbuckle visits the set, (from Meade's BK : Cut to the Chase).

Could Keaton have planned for Arbuckle to play the bartender in this scene (during Prohibition!), and that's why the scene was cut?

WAS ROSCOE SUPPOSED TO PLAY "WILLIAM BROWN"?


Listen Lena (1927)

During this two reel comedy starring Roscoe's nephew Al St. John,
the "hiding from the policeman" routine from
"The Garage" (1919), is recreated.
Al plays the Buster Keaton role, while "the large man" does the Arbuckle part. The large man's face is covered by his hat throughout the scene.

IS THIS ROSCOE PLAYING ROSCOE?

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