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Mabel's Wilful Way (1915)

TV-G | | Short, Comedy | 1 May 1915 (USA)
Mabel sneaks away from her parents for some mischievous fun at the fairgrounds with a pair of impromptu suitors.


Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mack Sennett (uncredited)




Cast overview:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Fatty
Edgar Kennedy ... Fatty's Pal
Alice Davenport ... Mabel's Mother
Glen Cavender ... Mabel's Father


As Mabel is dining out with her parents, she begins to find the orchestra's music annoying, and she wanders off to the fairgrounds nearby. There Mabel meets two mischief-loving young men, and she joins them in some of their antics. Meanwhile, Mabel's parents have started to look for her, and they are most unprepared for what they will find. Written by Snow Leopard

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An Entertaining Short Comedy With Plenty of Energy
8 February 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This entertaining short comedy has plenty of energy, in addition to some good material and a good cast headed by Mabel Normand and 'Fatty' Arbuckle. The comedy builds up nicely as things develop, and the two stars get plenty of help from the supporting performers.

The story has Mabel wandering off from her parents, and getting involved in some fairgrounds antics with Arbuckle and Al St. John. Most of them are amusing. One or two of them might perhaps be just a bit off-putting, but the tone is good-natured enough that it isn't a real problem. There is one very funny sequence with Mabel and Arbuckle on a slide, and a number of the sequences have some nostalgia value, in the way that they preserve the feel of an old-fashioned fairground, in addition to the comedy itself.

Things also build up pretty well when Mabel's parents come back on the scene, and the last part works pretty well in capping off a good comedy.

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Release Date:

1 May 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La volont√© de Mabel See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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