Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mabel's Married Life


Mercifully, Chaplin's Final One-or-Two-Reeler to Have Been Helmed by Sennett


Mabel's Married Life by Mack Sennett, 1914:



Chaplin plays married to Normand / Lovely gag where he gets more rye for his buck at the saloon / Walks out of the place and finds his wife being haloed by some lug / Several frantic foot-skids ensue (this gesture started gaining momentum in the previous picture, Mabel's Busy Day) / Mabel of Mabel's Married Life is dressed Brooklyn Flea smart / Chaplin heads back to the bar, heeding his devil's trill / Mabel goes to her room and imitates his schtick (it's a poor rendering) / Her husband rewards her with a bouquet of expired scallions, the film's most memorable touch / Especially since Mabel was addicted to scag

Mabel's Married Life by Mack Sennett, 1914:




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Previous pieces on Chaplin at Cinemasparagus:

Making a Living [Lehrman, 1914] / Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal. [Lehrman, 1914] / Mabel's Strange Predicament [Normand, 1914] / Between Showers [Lehrman, 1914] / A Film Johnnie [George Nichols, 1914] / Tango Tangles [Sennett, 1914] / His Favorite Pastime [George Nichols, 1914] / Cruel, Cruel Love [George Nichols, 1914] / The Star Boarder [George Nichols, 1914] / Mabel at the Wheel [Normand and Sennett, 1914] / Twenty Minutes of Love [Chaplin and Maddern, 1914] / Caught in a Cabaret [Chaplin and Normand, 1914] / Caught in the Rain [Chaplin, 1914] / A Busy Day [Sennett, 1914] / The Fatal Mallet [Sennett, 1914] / The Knockout [Sennett, 1914] / Mabel's Busy Day [Sennett, 1914]


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