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A Muddy Romance (1913)

Two rivals for Mabel's hand play a series of dirty tricks on each other. Finally, one of them gets Mabel alone and is about to marry her, but his rival comes up with a strange scheme to ... See full summary »

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Mack Sennett
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Ford Sterling ... The Villain
Charles Inslee ... Mabel's Suitor
Minta Durfee ... Mabel's Mother
Mack Swain ... Desk Sergeant / Park Attendant
Charles Avery ... Justice of the Peace
William Hauber William Hauber ... Cop at Call Box
Harry Russell Harry Russell ... Other Groom
Mai Wells Mai Wells ... Other Bride
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Two rivals for Mabel's hand play a series of dirty tricks on each other. Finally, one of them gets Mabel alone and is about to marry her, but his rival comes up with a strange scheme to stop them. Soon the Keystone Kops arrive on the scene, and chaos quickly ensues. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lake See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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One morning, Mack Sennett read in the local newspaper that Echo Lake, located in Echo Park near his studio, was going to be drained, beginning at 1 o'clock that afternoon. Realizing that this was a great opportunity, Sennett quickly called together his ensemble of actors, writers, and cameramen, and they drove out to the park in three cars. Sennett drove the car that contained his writers, and, he later recalled, "We made up gags for the short as we went along." The crew got to the park with plenty of time to set up their cameras to film the draining of the lake. The following day, they returned to the studio to film framing scenes for the Mabel Normand romance story featured in the short. See more »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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A Muddy Dud
7 April 2008 | by alonzoiii-1See all my reviews

Producer Mack Sennett found out that a lake near his studio was going to be drained, so he took a crew out to the site, shot some pictures, wrote some gags around the situation, and created A MUDDY ROMANCE.

Problem is, there aren't the wild gooey gags you'd expect with something like this. (One would expect a big mud fight -- something like MCLINTOCK). Just a few shots of Mabel Normond stranded in the middle of a lake, some Kops sloshing about in the mud, and the villain teeheeing as he turns a wheel that supposedly drains the lake.

There's nothing here for anyone -- including Keystone fans. (Well, Mabel Normond gets popped with something gooey (but not muddy) early in this. Good for a mild laugh.) If you have the Slapstick Encyclopedia, skip this.


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