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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Keaton, at this early stage in his career, had not evolved the "[[TheStoic Great Stone Face]]" deadpan persona that he made famous in TheTwenties. Viewers more familiar with his later, more well-known work may be surprised to see a Keaton who cries, smiles, laughs hysterically, and mugs for the camera.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Keaton, at this early stage in his career, had not evolved the "[[TheStoic Great Stone Face]]" deadpan persona that he made famous in TheTwenties.TheRoaringTwenties. Viewers more familiar with his later, more well-known work may be surprised to see a Keaton who cries, smiles, laughs hysterically, and mugs for the camera.


* TheCastShowoff: Keaton, a trained acrobat, does a standing backflip, just because he can.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Keaton, at this early stage in his career, had not evolved the "Great Stone Face" deadpan persona that he made famous in TheTwenties. Viewers more familiar with his later, more well-known work may be surprised to see a Keaton who cries, smiles, laughs hysterically, and mugs for the camera.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Keaton, at this early stage in his career, had not evolved the "Great "[[TheStoic Great Stone Face" Face]]" deadpan persona that he made famous in TheTwenties. Viewers more familiar with his later, more well-known work may be surprised to see a Keaton who cries, smiles, laughs hysterically, and mugs for the camera.

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One of [[ThoseTwoActors fourteen films]] that Arbuckle and Keaton co-starred in before Keaton went solo and Arbuckle's career was destroyed by the Virginia Rappe scandal.


* AsideGlance / BreakingTheFourthWall: Fatty looks at the camera and winks a couple of times. Another time, when he is changing into a swimming suit, he signals the camera to pan up. (This was a RecycledGag from earlier Arbuckle film ''Film/TheKnockout'').

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* AsideGlance / BreakingTheFourthWall: Fatty looks at the camera and winks a couple of times. Another time, when he is changing into a swimming suit, he signals the camera to pan up. (This was a RecycledGag recycled gag from earlier Arbuckle film ''Film/TheKnockout'').

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''Coney Island'', aka ''Fatty at Coney Island'', is a 1917 film starring Creator/FattyArbuckle and a young Creator/BusterKeaton. This film, directed by Arbuckle, features Fatty as a HenpeckedHusband who escapes from his nagging wife for some fun at the famous Luna Park on Coney Island. Keaton plays a young man who wants to take his girl to the park, but doesn't have money for tickets, whereupon she goes to the park with another admirer. Said admirer is also an old friend of Fatty's wife. Fatty also hits on Buster's girlfriend after entering the park. HilarityEnsues.

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* AmusementPark: Luna Park on Coney Island. The film starts with a lovely clip of the park lit up at night.
* AsideGlance / BreakingTheFourthWall: Fatty looks at the camera and winks a couple of times. Another time, when he is changing into a swimming suit, he signals the camera to pan up. (This was a RecycledGag from earlier Arbuckle film ''Film/TheKnockout'').
* BeachBury: Fatty does this to himself to escape his nagging wife at the beach, using a periscope to confirm that she's left in search of him.
* TheCastShowoff: Keaton, a trained acrobat, does a standing backflip, just because he can.
* DisguisedInDrag: It's kind of accidental, as Fatty steals a woman's swimsuit after finding out that the rental counter doesn't have a men's swimsuit big enough for him. He also winds up grabbing the woman's wig and parasol, and puts the whole ensemble on.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Keaton, at this early stage in his career, had not evolved the "Great Stone Face" deadpan persona that he made famous in TheTwenties. Viewers more familiar with his later, more well-known work may be surprised to see a Keaton who cries, smiles, laughs hysterically, and mugs for the camera.
* LiteralAssKicking: In one scene Fatty stands between the other admirer and a cop, kicks the cop's butt, and ducks out of the way as the cop turns around and hits the other admirer.
* ManChild: Fatty is introduced at the beach, shoveling sand into a toy bucket with a plastic shovel.
* NamelessNarrative: Typical of silent pictures of the day. The guy hitting on Buster's girlfriend is here referred to as the "other admirer".
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: The other admirer is none too pleased to find out that Fatty's actually a man.
* WondrousLadiesRoom: After being kicked out of the men's room (which is just a shower) because he's dressed up as a woman, Fatty goes into the women's room, which has chairs and couches and full-length mirrors.

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