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The Fatal Mallet (1914)

Not Rated | | Short , Comedy | 1 June 1914 (USA)
Three man will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie will play dirty, throwing bricks to his contender, and using a huge hammer to hurt one of them. But a precocious kid will be the fourth suitor in discord.

Director:

Mack Sennett

Writer:

Mack Sennett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Mabel's Rival Suitor
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Mack Sennett ... Mabel's True Love
Mack Swain ... Another Rival
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Storyline

Charlie throws a brick at a man and woman and gets it thrown back at him. The rivals fight. The lady leaves with a third suitor. Charlie finds a wooden mallet with which he subdues both rivals, locking them in a barn. He kicks the lady who instantly falls for him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit Him Again See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mabel's Trilemma
7 November 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A nice little comedy, in which Mabel has three suitors: Charlie, Mack Swain and Mack Sennett. Although Sennett's character -- a country bumpkin with a face that looks like he's been eating lemons -- never appealed to me, he does know how to do slapstick. And the three men all pound each other, while Mabel looks on gleefully.

Now, considering who owns the studio, who do you think gets the girl?


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