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The Fatal Mallet (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 1 June 1914 (USA)
Three man will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie will play dirty, throwing bricks to his contender, and using a huge hammer to hurt one of them. But a precocious kid will be the fourth suitor in discord.

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Mack Sennett

Writer:

Mack Sennett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Mabel's Rival Suitor
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Mack Sennett ... Mabel's True Love
Mack Swain ... Another Rival
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A man , Charlot, throws a mallet against a couple near a tree. The girl raises the mallet to the first pitcher who reaches the couple, for a moment of slapstick between men. The girl goes to another man with whom she sits on the swing. From the tree the two men go towards the swing and one of them pushes the one on the swing, which launches a mallet to the other two, who take refuge in a nearby shack. The character played by Chaplin goes to take with the other who is with the girl and take him to the shack. Chaplin hits the other two and goes to the girl, chasing a child who had arrived just before. The two men free themselves and one of the two chases Chaplin, who duels on the edge of a pond with one of the two while the other is with the girl. Chaplin drops his opponent into the lake but the other makes him fall too and goes for a walk with the girl. Written by luigicavaliere

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit Him Again See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Struggle between rivals in love
20 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

A man, Charlot, throws a mallet against a couple near a tree. The girl raises the mallet to the first pitcher who reaches the couple, for a moment of slapstick between men. The girl goes to another man with whom she sits on the swing. From the tree the two men go towards the swing and one of them pushes the one on the swing, which launches a mallet to the other two, who take refuge in a nearby shack. The character played by Chaplin goes to take with the other who is with the girl and take him to the shack. Chaplin hits the other two and goes to the girl, chasing a child who had arrived just before. The two men free themselves and one of the two chases Chaplin, who duels on the edge of a pond with one of the two while the other is with the girl. Chaplin drops his opponent into the lake but the other makes him fall too and goes for a walk with the girl.The movie focuses on the mechanism of slapstick and chase in this struggle between rivals in love.


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