Alas! Poor Yorick!

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Alas! Poor Yorick!
Release flier for ALAS! POOR YORICK, 1913.jpg
Release flier
Directed by Colin Campbell
Written by Colin Campbell
Release date
  • April 21, 1913 (1913-04-21)
Country United States
Language Silent

Alas! Poor Yorick! is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle.[1] The film's title is taken from the Shakespeare play Hamlet. The film was both written and directed by Colin Campbell, and was released on April 21, 1913.


A mental patient, who in his mind is an amazing actor, escapes from a psychiatric hospital. Every theater manager in town is notified and the first man that causes suspicion is Montgomery Irving, a poor actor in disgrace who honestly looks and acts crazy. He applies for the position, but he doesn't understand why he is arrested without any reason, when he was about to destroy the house the manager is informed that the real patient was captured somewhere else.


See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Alas! Poor Yorick!". Silent Era. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 

External links

  • Alas! Poor Yorick! on IMDb
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