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Mabel at the Wheel (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 18 April 1914 (USA)
Charlie, competing with his rival's race car, offers Mabel a ride on his motorcycle but drops her in a puddle. He next joins some dubious characters in abduction of his rival just before ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Villain
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Harry McCoy ... Mabel's Boyfriend
Chester Conklin ... Mabel's Father
Mack Sennett ... Reporter / Newsreel Director
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Henchman (as Andy Anderson)
Joe Bordeaux Joe Bordeaux ... Dubious Character
Mack Swain ... Spectator at Races
William Hauber William Hauber ... Mabel's co-driver
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Storyline

Charlie, competing with his rival's race car, offers Mabel a ride on his motorcycle but drops her in a puddle. He next joins some dubious characters in abduction of his rival just before the race for the Vanderbilt Cup. With her boyfriend locked up in a shed, Mabel takes his place. Charlie does what he can to sabotage the race, even causing Mabel's car to overturn. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hot Finish See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, 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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Trivia

The motorcycle in the opening scene is a Thor Motorcycle Model M Type IV. See more »

Goofs

In the hilarious scene where Mabel gets dropped in the mud puddle, and where she splashes around getting out/up, she is clearly soaked. Immediately after, when Harry McCoy rolls up in the race car, Mabel runs up to him, and despite some splashes on her dress, she is more or less dry. See more »

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Featured in The Funniest Man in the World (1967) See more »

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It abounds in funny situations
21 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Mabel Normand "gets over" finely in this two-reel comedy. It abounds in funny situations and is characterized throughout by that swiftness of action which has made Keystone comedies so popular. - The Moving Picture World, April 25, 1914


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