He was the teacher and mentor of Buster Keaton. At the beginning of the Twenties, he was the higliest paid actor in Hollywood (5.000 dollar a week!), as famous as Charlie Chaplin himself. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, with his massive phisicality and his unsuspected agility, played a fundamental role in the history of comedy films, until in 1921 he was stroke by a huge scandal, accused to be implicated in the death of a young actress. The subsequent trials demonstrated his innocence, but his career was doomed.
In the section dedicated to the year 1921, Il Cinema Ritrovato 2021 presents the last film of this great performer, Crazy to Marry by James Cruze.