Mabel has a canary bird, a tiny pet dog and a cat. She goes out, and the cat goes after the canary. Doggie hears the racket and takes in the situation. Knowing he is no match for Tabbie he ... See full summary »

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Mabel has a canary bird, a tiny pet dog and a cat. She goes out, and the cat goes after the canary. Doggie hears the racket and takes in the situation. Knowing he is no match for Tabbie he runs as fast as his little legs will carry him to a kennel where he tells his troubles to three big collies, who run back with him. They secure entrance to the house through a basement window, and arrive in time to save the bird's life. Tabby runs away, and an exciting chase follows. When Mabel comes home and sees the overturned bird cage and the canary's tall feathers palled out she thinks her little doggie has chased the cat away, and hugs her hero. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Darktown Belle (1913). See more »

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Harol Lloyd disguised as a canary?
10 March 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The description says it all. This is a not unpleasing four minutes of nonsense.

A few notes however on the cast. Mabel Normand is the only human being to appear in the film. New Zealander Roy Clarke appeared in a quite different film of the same name for Selig in the same year (qv) and, unless he is cunningly disguised as a dog, a cat or a canary, Harold Lloyd most certainly does not appear.

As regards the menagerie, this may well be Pepper the Sennett Cat in her first starring role but it is not Teddy the Sennett dog who plays opposite her. The dog in the film is a cute little "toy" dog (a miniature collie of some sort) while Teddy was a Great Dane!!! It is not for that matter Arbuckle's dog Luke who was a bull terrier.


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