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Mabel's Married Life (1914)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  20 June 1914 (USA)
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Accosted by a masher in the park and unable to motivate husband Charlie into taking action, Mabel gets him a boxing mannequin to sharpen his fighting skills.

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Mabel's Husband
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Mabel
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Wellington, a Ladykiller
Eva Nelson ...
Wellington's Wife
Hank Mann ...
Tough in Bar
Charles Murray ...
Man in Bar
Harry McCoy ...
Man in Bar
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Mabel goes home after being humiliated by a masher whom her wimpy husband won't fight. The husband goes off to a bar and gets drunk. She buys a boxing dummy hoping it will inspire her husband, but when he returns he gets in a fight with it, taking it to be the ladykiller. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Charlie Chaplin's First Screenplay
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After being cast in roles that Chaplin was unhappy with, he had the enviable opportunity to change his destiny and write his own parts on screen. 'Mabel's Married Life' was the first short film that he wrote, and he would go on to write and direct his own projects in order to take creative control over his own career.


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