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Mabel's Married Life (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 20 June 1914 (USA)
Accosted by a masher in the park and unable to motivate husband Charlie into taking action, Mabel gets him a boxing mannequin to sharpen his fighting skills.

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Mack Sennett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Mabel's Husband
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Mack Swain ... Wellington, a Ladykiller
Eva Nelson Eva Nelson ... Wellington's Wife
Hank Mann ... Tough in Bar
Charles Murray ... Man in Bar
Harry McCoy ... Man in Bar
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Storyline

Mabel goes home after being humiliated by a masher whom her wimpy husband won't fight. The husband goes off to a bar and gets drunk. She buys a boxing dummy hoping it will inspire her husband, but when he returns he gets in a fight with it, taking it to be the ladykiller. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Squarehead 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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Quotes

Wellington's Wife: That's my husband!
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Featured in Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) See more »

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Decent Comedy, With Mabel & Charlie
14 May 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This short feature is a nice chance to see Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand together, and it's a decent comedy as well. Charlie and Mabel play a married couple, with the wife receiving a lot of unwanted attention from an annoying brute played by Mack Swain. As you would expect, Mabel is charming, and Charlie is a rather ineffective but generally sympathetic husband. Some of the comedy is a bit routine, especially towards the beginning, but there is a very good sequence later on that gets good mileage out of some amusing props. Take a look if you like these old Keystone comedies.


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