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Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914)

In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mabel Normand

Writer:

Henry Lehrman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Charles Chaplin ... Drunk
Chester Conklin ... Husband
Alice Davenport Alice Davenport ... Wife
Harry McCoy ... Mabel's Admirer
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Storyline

In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. They run through various rooms. Mabel ends up in one of an elderly husband where she hides under the bed. Enter the jealous wife and Mabel's lover. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pajamas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Banned by Swedish censors, who found it "brutalising" because of the amorous scenes. See more »

Goofs

After Mabel is discovered under the bed, her dog disappears without explanation and is not seen again. See more »

Connections

Featured in Charlie Chaplin: The Little Tramp (1980) See more »

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real truth about tramp costume
8 April 2008 | by mkmaddenSee all my reviews

The real truth about the time line of Chaplin's tramp costume is as this. The first scene he "filmed" in the TRAMP costume was the hotel lobby scene from the film "Mabel's Strange Predicament". After this film completed shooting, Chaplin filmed Kid Auto Races In Venice. This film was easy to edit in comparison to Mabel's Strange Predicament and because of this, Kid Auto Races was released first. This is why people think the first time Chaplin wore the tramp costume was Kid Auto Races. It may be the first time Chaplin was seen by the public this way, but the first time he donned the costume in front of a camera was definitely, without a doubt, "Mabel's STrange Predicament". Making this film very important indeed!


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