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Mickey (1918)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  August 1918 (USA)
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Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

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Cast overview:
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Mickey
George Nichols ...
Joe Meadows (as Geo. Nichols)
Wheeler Oakman ...
Herbert Thornhill
Minta Durfee ...
Elsie Drake (as Minta Durffy)
Laura La Varnie ...
Mrs. Geoffrey Drake (as Laura Lavarnie)
Lew Cody ...
Reggie Drake (as Louis Cody)
Tom Kennedy ...
Tom Rawlings
Minnie Devereaux ...
Minnie (as Minnie Ha Ha)
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Storyline

As the surviving partner in a gold mining enterprise, Joe Meadows has also been raising his deceased partner's daughter, Mickey. Now that she is older, Joe plans to send her to live with her aunt Mrs. Drake in New York. Meanwhile, Mrs. Drake is hoping to have her daughter Elsie marry another mine owner, Herbert Thornhill, in order to alleviate the Drake family's financial struggles. When Thornhill goes to California to check on his mine, he meets Mickey and becomes fond of her. Later, when Mickey goes to New York to stay with the Drakes, she finds herself in an uncomfortable situation. Written by Snow Leopard

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During the filming, Mabel was in very bad mental health. A year earlier she, who at that time was engaged to producer Mack Sennett, discovered that he had an affair with Mae Busch. Busch threw a vase in Mabel's head, and she was obliged to take an operation to survive. She never fully recovered. Her friend and colleague Minta Durfee supported her. See more »

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Immediately after skinny-dipping, Mickey is seen with fully dry hair. See more »

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Everyone loves Mabel
17 September 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Dogs love her, cats love her, jackasses love her and squirrels love to run up her pants legs. Well, who can blame them, right after a scene where she is shown diving nude.... with a suitably long lens of course. Darn it.

There is nothing terribly novel about this Cinderella story of a movie, but it is all carried off with a great deal of charm. Mabel even gets to cut a few capers, instead of simply looking charming while the comedians around her make a mess of things. She's not a great physical comedian, but she is a fine actress and under the direction of comedy *wunderkind* Richard Jones, she gives a fine performance, as does just about everyone in this movie.


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