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Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)

The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water.
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Hiram Perkins' Son
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I. Landem - Realtor
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The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The opening credits site Teddy the Keystone Dog as appearing in the film although it is in fact Luke (dog of Roscoe Arbuckle and Minta Durfee) who appears in the film. See more »

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A slapstick comedy with feelings
29 October 2013 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle directed and acted in a number of slapstick comedies, often as in this film with Mabel Normand and his nephew Al St. John. He was during the 1910's one of the most famous cinema actor in America. His career was abruptly interrupted in 1921 when he was falsely accused of having raped and killed actress Virginia Rappe. His movies were instantly prohibited as he went through two trials with hung juries. He was eventually acquitted in a third trial and received formal excuses from the jury but his career never took off again.

This film shows his creativity in the use of gags alternating with periods of emotion. Outdoor filming in a farm and on the seaside gives authenticity to the performance of the actors. Cross-cutting, with a rapid succession of short duration shots, is particularly efficient during the last section of the film where everybody is rushing to the rescue of Fatty and Mabel, using a tandem and various boats. The villains are deliberately made caricatural and stupid.

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