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Mabel's Wilful Way (1915)

TV-G  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  1 May 1915 (USA)
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Mabel sneaks away from her parents for some mischievous fun at the fairgrounds with a pair of impromptu suitors.

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As Mabel is dining out with her parents, she begins to find the orchestra's music annoying, and she wanders off to the fairgrounds nearby. There Mabel meets two mischief-loving young men, and she joins them in some of their antics. Meanwhile, Mabel's parents have started to look for her, and they are most unprepared for what they will find. Written by Snow Leopard

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Mabel Normand is charming in Mabel's Wilful Way
26 July 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

While I've seen Mabel Normand is some feature silent-movie compilations from Robert Youngston, this is the first time I've seen her in an entire film. Both she and Fatty Arbuckle provide some good chemistry as they get some ice cream (which Fatty pays with a coin he snuck from the register after Mabel inadvertently stole some ice cream earlier), go down some slides (with Fatty accidentally hitting a cop who hates him and accidentally lands on Mabel too), and meet her parents (with the father hating a friend of Fatty's, Edgar Kennedy, because of an earlier encounter and likewise for the mother with Fatty). Not too much logic here but this short is fast-moving and pretty amusing throughout with a nice reverse-film sequence of Fatty sliding up. Only a brief blackface sequence partially ruined Mabel's Willful Way for me. Recommended for any silent film buff.


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