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An Incompetent Hero (1914)

Fatty's flirting with neighbor Kennedy's wife, and he isn't happy about it. Al's a crook, Minta's a maid and Fatty gets caught in a chase through the house while Edgar's shooting at him.


Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (uncredited)


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Cast overview:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Fatty
Edgar Kennedy ... Fatty's Neighbor
Lucille Ward Lucille Ward ... The Neighbor's Wife
Minta Durfee ... The Neighbor's Maid
Al St. John ... The Burglar
Josef Swickard ... The Police Chief


Fatty admires the young pianist and singer in the apartment across the way, and the notes he casts through her window enrage her husband, who does not appreciate his wife's talent. He threatens Fatty. That same night a burglar gets into the pianist's apartment while her husband is out. Summoned to the rescue, Fatty crosses one window to another on a clothesline, with the worthy intention of chastising the thief. He has the misfortune, however, to land in the lady's room, where he is found by her returning husband. Quite a commotion follows, until the husband's bullets give out. The burglar, meanwhile, has escaped to the cellar, whence he makes his getaway. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy







Release Date:

12 November 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatty's Indiscretion See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Some laughable moments
21 April 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Fatty flirts with a married woman across the way. Later, when a burglar appears he crosses a rope into her room. A rough-house ensues with some laughable moments in it. This is well photographed throughout. - The Moving Picture World, November 21, 1914

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