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Mabel's Blunder (1914)

Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

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Mabel - the Office Girl
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Harry - the Boss's Son
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Billy Bronx - Harry's Friend
Charles Bennett ...
The Boss - Harry's Dad
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Harry's Money Borrowing Friend
Edward F. Cline ...
The Boss's Business Associate (as Eddie Cline)
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Mabel's Brother
Eva Nelson ...
Harry's Sister
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Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

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Pretty good Mabel Normand short
14 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

The plot elements now seem old hat – a case of misunderstanding, cross dressing, and mistaken identity – but in 1914 it must have seemed new and hilarious to the audience. Mabel works as a secretary and is secretly engaged to the boss' son; the boss himself (the old lecher) has eyes on Mabel. Mabel mistakenly thinks that a woman she sees her fiancée kissing is his girlfriend and she aims to follow them to a party by switching clothes with her brother who happens to be the son's chauffeur. One of the interesting things about this short is how few title cards were used and yet how easy it was to follow the plot. Mabel had a very natural and expressive manner about her, which is clear from this one reeler. Not a great comedy short by any stretch but a good one and it was nice to see a good print of a Mabel Normand film. Thanks to the reviewer who pointed out that Al St. John and Charley Chase were in the film – I missed that.


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