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A Flirt's Mistake (1914)

A woman's husband runs into trouble when he flirts with the wrong "girl."


George Nichols (uncredited)




Uncredited cast:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Husband (uncredited)
Frank Cooley Frank Cooley ... 1st Flirt in Park (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ... Wife (uncredited)
William Hauber William Hauber ... Handlebar-Moustached Cop (uncredited)
George Jeske George Jeske ... Shaven Cop (uncredited)
Edgar Kennedy ... Rajah (uncredited)
Virginia Kirtley ... Girl on Sidewalk (uncredited)
George Nichols ... 2nd Flirt in Park (uncredited)
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Rajah's Associate (uncredited)


A woman's rotund husband finds it nearly impossible to resist flirting with any girl who comes in sight. He goes so far as to sneak out of the house in order to find girls to flirt with. One morning he spots a likely target, but the "girl" turns out to be a bearded rajah with a big sword and little patience for being mistaken for a girl. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

12 January 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hindoo See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Although uncredited, Frank Opperman is seen in the film as "Rajah's Associate" See more »

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Arbuckle Carries Material That's Only Fair In Itself
14 November 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

The material in this short comedy is only fair at best, but Roscoe Arbuckle does his best, and is able to carry it much of the time. The story is really only one basic comedy idea, stretched out as far as possible to fill up the running time. Edgar Kennedy helps out some, but he likewise is limited by the material.

Arbuckle plays the incorrigible flirt of the title, and it's a good role for him. He was always able to make characters like this entertaining and interesting, and his mannerisms and expressions work in defining the character and in reacting to events. The story really doesn't go anywhere, though, since the only point is the gag about "A Flirt's Mistake", which is not all that imaginative or effective in the first place.

It's still watchable thanks to Arbuckle, but there are many other movies of his that survive and that give him much more to work with.

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