Mabel's Awful Mistake (1913)

Mabel has two suitors, Smith and Jones. Smith is an elderly man who impetuously sweeps everything before him, and his dashing ways win Mabel's heart. Poor Jones is downcast when he learns ... See full summary »

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Mack Sennett
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Cast overview:
Mack Sennett ... Jones
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Ford Sterling ... Smith
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Mabel has two suitors, Smith and Jones. Smith is an elderly man who impetuously sweeps everything before him, and his dashing ways win Mabel's heart. Poor Jones is downcast when he learns that Mabel is to marry Smith, and follows Smith home. He learns that Smith is already married and has ten little children. Peering through the window he sees the terror-stricken family bullied by Smith. Smith and Mabel go to the minister's house to be married, and Jones, dogging their footsteps, attempts to interfere but is driven away by Smith. Jones has an idea, and rushing to the Smith home he tells Mrs. Smith that her husband is marrying another girl. She grabs two arms full of little ones, and with the rest toddling at her heels she arrives in time to prevent the wedding. Smith and his wife and the kids go home, and Jones gets the gin. In revenge, Smith captures Mabel and carries her to the old saw mill. Tying her on a board he awaits the moment when the saw shall cut her in two. Jones tries to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Saw Mill See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Makes very good burlesque
1 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In the first part of this reel Mabel comes very near marrying a man who already has a wife and numerous children. Mack saves her just in time, but the would-be bigamist plans a terrible revenge and places her on a planning table in a sawmill, near the revolving saw. Mack, by brute force, holds back the entire machinery till help arrives. The latter part of this reel makes very good burlesque. - The Moving Picture World, May 3, 1913


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