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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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The Squire's Son
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Mabel's Father
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Farm Hand
Ted Edwards ...
Minister
Phyllis Allen ...
The Bride
Billy Gilbert ...
The Groom
Bobby Dunn ...
The Village Cop
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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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2 Fatty shorts
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand wish to be married but her father promises her to another man so the two must try and find a way to run off. I gave these Fatty shirts a break last year after not really enjoying them and that trend continues this year. I'm not sure what it is but Fatty just isn't working with me and he's certainly not making me laugh. The film is just so dry that nothing really works, although there's a wonderful physical gag at the end.

Fatty's New Role (1915)

*** (out of 4)

A hobo (Fatty Arbuckle) is kicked out of a bar but the guests there decide to play a joke on the owner by saying the hobo was the notorious bomber who bombs the places he's thrown out of. This here manages to be quite funny thanks to the performances of the supporting cast who really sell the joke.


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