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Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915)

Fatty is a farm hand at Mabel's father's place. He and Mabel love each other, but dad wants to marry Mabel off to the landowner's son in exchange for tearing up the mortgage. When Mabel and... See full summary »

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Fatty is a farm hand at Mabel's father's place. He and Mabel love each other, but dad wants to marry Mabel off to the landowner's son in exchange for tearing up the mortgage. When Mabel and Fatty find out dad's plan, they elope, pursued by dad, the hopeful suitor, and the local constables. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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18 January 1915 (USA)  »

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Pretty good but not great Arbuckle film
16 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Fatty is a farmhand on the farm owned by Mabel's father. Their neighbor holds their mortgage and indicated in a letter that he would no longer collect rent IF Mabel were to marry his son (Al St. John). In many ways, this film is very reminiscent of another Arbuckle short, MABEL AND FATTY ADRIFT, as this also features Fatty working on the farm owned by Mabel's parents AND the neighbor, Al St. John wants to marry her. BUT, in MABEL AND FATTY'S SIMPLE LIFE, Mabel's father does want St. John to marry his daughter and what happens from there is very different. In fact, they are different enough that both films can be enjoyed, though MABLE AND FATTY ADRIFT is perhaps one of Arbuckle's greatest films, whereas this one is about average for the star (which is STILL good).

As Mabel's selfish Dad is trying to sell her off, she elopes with Fatty and there is a prolonged chase. Cute stuff worth seeing.


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