The Waiters' Picnic (1913)

Louis, the chef and Oscar, the head waiter, are in love with Mabel the pretty cashier. The Waiters' picnic is held, and Mabel is the cause of much trouble between Louis and Oscar. Mabel ... See full summary »

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Mack Sennett
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel - the Cashier
Ford Sterling ... Louis - the Chef
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Oscar - the Waiter
William Nigh William Nigh ... The Head Waiter
Nick Cogley ... A Diner
Bert Hunn Bert Hunn ... A Cafe Patron
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Louis, the chef and Oscar, the head waiter, are in love with Mabel the pretty cashier. The Waiters' picnic is held, and Mabel is the cause of much trouble between Louis and Oscar. Mabel accidentally falls over a high bank and Louis, in attempting to rescue her, falls over too. Oscar and the other picnickers rush to the scene, and by means of a human rope pull Mabel up. Louis is left to his fate but by superhuman efforts manages to near the top, when Oscar pushes him back again. That night the headwaiter makes things as unpleasant as possible for the chef, and the latter retaliates by sending out some weird concoctions from his kitchen, causing the patrons to heap maledictions upon Oscar. The methods of the chef in handling the victuals are comically shown and will cause oceans of laughter. The chef finally decides to gain a terrible revenge by killing his rival, so he prepares a seemingly appetizing dish, which is liberally sprinkled with poison. It looks so good that the headwaiter ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chef See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some amusement in this
17 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This full reel Keystone offering shows us a waiters' picnic at the beginning. Mabel falls from a cliff and Ford has a hard time rescuing her. The scene shifts to a hotel where she is cashier and he is chef. He "doctors" the food ordered by a rival. Some amusement in this, but it is not exceptionally good. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913


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