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64 Ratings

Back Stage

United States, 1919
Comedy, Short


Roscoe and Buster are working at a vaudeville house. When the crew attacks the strongman for bullying his assistant, the man goes out on strike so the crew puts on a show. When the strongman starts shooting from the balcony, Buster rigs a swing, picks him up, and takes him to the stage.

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Back Stage Directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

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  • Alexandru Acsinte's rating of the film Back Stage

    After having previously seen The Butcher Boy, I must say I really like this one much better. Watching this, I felt like travelling to a different time when vaudeville entertainment was at its peak. I found Keaton's acrobatics to be quite the marvel. Also, it's cool to see the famous stunt from Steamboat Bill Jr. already done in a bit milder tone in here. Overall, I really enjoyed this wonderful piece of history.