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Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 9 January 1916 (USA)
The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Fatty
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Al St. John ... Hiram Perkins' Son
Frank Hayes ... Mabel's Father
Mai Wells Mai Wells ... Mabel's Mother (as May Wells)
Wayland Trask Wayland Trask ... Brutus Bombastic - Chief Criminal
Glen Cavender ... I. Landem - Realtor
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The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concrete Biscuits See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The opening credits site Teddy the Keystone Dog as appearing in the film although it is in fact Luke (dog of Roscoe Arbuckle and Minta Durfee) who appears in the film. See more »

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Title Card: They Lived In Sleepy Hollow
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Alternate Versions

In the 1960s, Castle Films released a truncated version of this film to the pre-VCR home market under the title Concrete Biscuits. Running approximately 5 minutes, the film features the famous hard biscuits scene and ends with Fatty and his dog chasing a man down the beach. See more »

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Roscoe and Mabel in Love
10 January 2018 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully sweet and romantic movie. Mabel and Fatty speak slapstick fluently and poetically here. Al St. John and Teddy are great in it too. Does anybody know who did the cinematography? It is beautiful.

The scene of Roscoe's shadow kissing Mable goodnight is still incredibly beautiful after more than 100 years.

This is another movie where Mabel Normand gets to run around in her pajamas. It was risque for the day. It was the equivalent of a nude scene today. She also did it in 1914 in her first film with Charlie Chaplin - "Mable's Strange Predicament."

This should be included in all retrospectives of the best works of both Mabel Normand and Roscoe Arbuckle.

Watching it again, I noticed the actor Wayland Trask. I didn't know who he was and he was hilarious as the gang mob boss. I wondered why he hadn't gone on to be a known silent film comedian.

I looked him up on IMDB. It turns out that he died in an auto accident, the following year that this movie was released. He only had a four year career doing shorts. He appeared in 48 of them, most of them with Charles Murray and Louise Fazenda, and a few more with Al Saint John. He did get co-star billing with Murray in three or four films. He was talented and may have become a star if not for the accident.


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