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Gasoline Gus

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Gasoline Gus
Directed byJames Cruze
Written byGeorge Pattullo
Walter Woods
StarringFatty Arbuckle
CinematographyKarl Brown
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 20, 1921 (1921-08-20)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Gasoline Gus is a 1921 American comedy film directed by James Cruze and starring Fatty Arbuckle.[1] Prints of Gasoline Gus held at the Gosfilmofond archive in Russia and Cinematheque Belgique.[2][3]

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Typical Gasoline Gus cartoon, published in 1920.
Typical Gasoline Gus cartoon, published in 1920.

Gasoline Gus is an early 20th century popular culture figure who also appeared in cartoon strips and a record single, both of which precede the film. The comic strip was written by O.P. Williams and was syndicated by the Philadelphia North American between 1913 and 1914. Gasoline Gus was a taxi driver and car fanatic who constantly wrecked his early automobile.[4] Billy Murray and the American Quartet recorded the song "Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus" in 1915.[5]

The petroleum scientist and Director of Universal Oil Products, Gustav Erloff, was nicknamed Gasoline Gus from 1915.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Gasoline Gus".
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Gasoline Gus". silentera.com. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Arbuckle, Roscoe (February 1, 1921). "Gasoline Gus" – via memory.loc.gov.
  4. ^ "Stripper's Guide: Obscurity of the Day: Gasoline Gus". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Browse All Recordings | Gasoline Gus and his jitney bus, Take 2 (1915-07-26) | National Jukebox LOC.gov". www.loc.gov. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014.
  6. ^ Science (magazine) 11 May 1956
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