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Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 9 February 1914 (USA)
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 ... Wife
Harry McCoy ... Mabel's Admirer
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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

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Trivia

This film is among the 34 short films included in the "Chaplin at Keystone" DVD collection. 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 The Birth of the Tramp (2013) See more »

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29 September 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

The debut of the Little Tramp casts Charlie Chaplin as a man who runs into an elegant woman in a hotel. The movie makes ample use of Chaplin's flair for physical comedy. Like many flicks from cinema's early days, "Mabel's Strange Predicament" shows that a movie doesn't need words to be good (indeed, the action here is far more complex than anything in a Michael Bay movie). The best scenes here are the dog leash, and the running in and out of rooms.

The producer is Mack Sennett, who directed Chaplin in a few movies early on. Dan Aykroyd played him in Richard Attenborough's movie about Chaplin.

Pretty enjoyable movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

9 February 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pajamas 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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