Chaplin, Arbuckle and The Rounders | the Gonzo Trap |
I’ve always enjoyed the comic interplay between Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle during their classic Keystone short The Rounders (1914). Charlie and Roscoe play a couple of good time inebriates, or “rounders,” who empty their wives’ pocketbooks in order to finance another night out. Much of the action takes place on the steps of the Rex Arms Apartments, as the gentlemen, and their wives, exit and enter the building.