Mabel And Fatty

1146. MABEL AND FATTY (1916, 1915, 1914-usa) WITH fatty arbuckle, mabel normand, roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Mabel Normand were two of Hollywood’s brightest and most popular comedy stars durÂing the second decade of the century. While working for Mack Sennett al the Keystone Film Company, they were teamed in a series of highly successful short comedies. The first title in this triple bill is a typical Arbuckle-Normand vehicle; in the second, they appear as themselves and visit the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair, Mabel goes it alone in the finale, and displays why she is considered the greatest of all silent screen comediennes.
1. HE DID AND HE DIDNT (1916-USA). Fatty plays a wealthy, jealous doctor, who’s in for a most upsetting evening. First, the simple act of tying his tie becomes a major event. Then wife Mabel’s old schoolmate- and sweetheart- joins them for dinner. The Fat Man fears that she will be anxious to rekindle the romance-and then, a thief posing as a cripple interrupts his meal. A zany chase sequence through Fatty and Mabel’s fancy digs lops off this vintage comedy (which also features AL ST. JOHN).
2. MABEL AND FATTY VIEWING THE WORLD’S FAIR AT SAN FRANCISCO (1915-USA). The tiÂtle tells all as the stars tour the exhibition. There’s priceless footage of the various attractions, along with surprise celebrities. The city itself, just a few short years past the 1906 earthquake, is seen to good advantage, and the night view of the fairgrounds is spectacular!
3. MABEL’S BLUNDER (1914-USA). Mabel, this time without her rotund co-star, is the object of both her boss and boss’s son’s affections. When she realized the latter has another girl, she switches clothes with her brother and spies on the pair. At the same time, her sibling is mistaken for her by the boss. Keystone confusion ensues! Silent films with music score, correct projection speed. 61 minutes total. ÒSilentÓ Comedies