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Mabel's Busy Day (1914)

TV-G | | Short, Comedy | 13 June 1914 (USA)
A hotdog girl gives one to a policeman who then allows her into a race track. While other customers swipe her hotdogs, Charlie runs off with the whole box, pretending to sell them while ... See full summary »

Director:

Mack Sennett (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Charles Chaplin ... Tipsy Nuisance
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A hotdog girl gives one to a policeman who then allows her into a race track. While other customers swipe her hotdogs, Charlie runs off with the whole box, pretending to sell them while actually giving them away. She calls her policeman who battles Charlie. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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This film is among the 34 short films included in the "Chaplin at Keystone" DVD collection. See more »

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Mabel & Charlie Make it Worthwhile
3 March 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Whenever you have both Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin in the cast, you can be fairly sure that there will be something worthwhile in the movie. While most of the material in "Mabel's Busy Day" isn't very imaginative, the two stars give it enough energy and personality to make it worth watching.

There really isn't much to the story, which has Mabel working as a hot dog vendor at a race track, and with lesser performers it probably would have worn thin pretty quickly. There's plenty of action, but not all of it makes sense, and sometimes the pace is a little too frantic for some of the gags to come off well. But it's not bad for its era, and to fans of the old silent comedies, this kind of silly but innocuous feature always has a certain charm.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

13 June 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie and the Sausages See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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