Gasoline Gus

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Gasoline Gus
Directed by James Cruze
Written by George Pattullo
Walter Woods
Starring Fatty Arbuckle
Cinematography Karl Brown
Release date
  • August 20, 1921 (1921-08-20)
Country United States
Language Silent

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


Other media

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


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Gasoline Gus
  2. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Gasoline Gus
  4. ^ "Stripper's Guide: Obscurity of the Day: Gasoline Gus". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Science (magazine) 11 May 1956

External links

  • Gasoline Gus on IMDb
  • Gasoline Gus allmovie/synopsis
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