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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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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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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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Palm trees and industrial bridges at the railroad station at Great Neck, Long Island, New York. See more »

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Campy fun with Mabel (Mickey)
24 August 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I sure wish someone would restore the prints and create new soundtracks for these silent gems. This one, Mickey, a Mabel Normand - Mack Sennett comedy, is virtually screaming out for a restoration. It was extremely popular when it first came out in 1918, and a song "Mickey" sold a million sheets, and was recorded by many of the orchestras and singers of the day on 78 rpm records.

It's great fun, with Mabel (Mickey) playing a country miner's daughter who is sent East to live a privileged life in Great Neck, Long Island. Only the aunt who takes her in discovers that Mickey's mine is failing and so the poor girl is made a servant.

There is a sweet romance that brightens up the action, fight scenes, and a rather risque sequence where Mabel runs through the woods and dives from a rock into a lake stark naked. Definitely made before censorship came in!

Mickey is a great feature to watch if you are interested in what made Mabel Normand such a great star in her day. Drama queens in the silents are a dime a dozen, but true comedy stars, especially female, are rare and should never be forgotten.


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