Dave Douglas – Educational
After his exoneration, Arbuckle tried to return to moviemaking, but the ban on his pictures came too soon after his acquittal to allow for that, and he retreated into alcoholism. Buster Keaton attempted to help Arbuckle by letting him work on Keaton’s films. Arbuckle allegedly co-directed scenes in Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr., but it is unclear how much of this footage made it through to the final film.
Arbuckle also directed a number of comedy shorts for Educational Pictures featuring lesser-known comics of the day under the pseudonym William Goodrich. Educational released many silent comedies and also, for a period in the 1920s, released silent cartoons including Felix the Cat.
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