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Writer:
J.G. Hawks (writer)
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Release Date:
August 1918 (USA) See more »
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- Seven Parts - See more »
Plot:
Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Campy fun with Mabel (Mickey) See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mabel Normand ... Mickey

George Nichols ... Joe Meadows (as George O. Nicholls)
Laura La Varnie ... Mickey's Aunt - Mrs. Geoffrey Drake

Lew Cody ... Reggie Drake (as Lewis J. Cody)
Minta Durfee ... Elsie Drake (as Minta Durffy)

Wheeler Oakman ... Herbert Thornhill

Tom Kennedy ... Tom Rawlings

Minnie Devereaux ... Minnie (as Minnie Ha Ha)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Bordeaux ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
William Colvin ... Butler (uncredited)

Edgar Kennedy ... Stage Driver / Bookie (uncredited)
Clarence Lyndon ... Grocer (uncredited)
Eva Thatcher ... Cook (uncredited)

Directed by
F. Richard Jones 
James Young 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.G. Hawks  writer

Produced by
Mabel Normand .... producer
Mack Sennett .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Fred Jackman 
Hans F. Koenekamp 
Hugh McClung 
Frank D. Williams 
 
Film Editing by
John O'Donnell 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nelson Evans .... still photographer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
93 min | 74 min (TCM print) | 75 min (DVD)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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This was the only movie produced by the Mabel Normand Feature Film Company.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Immediately after skinny-dipping, Mickey is seen with fully dry hair.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Meadows:Yo' auntie'll learn yer ter be a lady, Mickey.See more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Campy fun with Mabel (Mickey), 24 August 2003
Author: overseer-3 from Florida

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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