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Mabel's Blunder (1914)

Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

Director:

Mabel Normand

Writer:

Mabel Normand
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel - the Office Girl
Harry McCoy ... Harry - the Boss's Son
Charley Chase ... Billy Bronx - Harry's Friend
Charles Bennett Charles Bennett ... The Boss - Harry's Dad
Wallace MacDonald ... Harry's Money Borrowing Friend
Edward F. Cline ... The Boss's Business Associate (as Eddie Cline)
Al St. John ... Mabel's Brother
Eva Nelson Eva Nelson ... Harry's Sister
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Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ошибка Мэйбл 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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Title Card: Harry, The Boss's Son, Is Engaged To Mabel - But Harry's Father Likes Her Too
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Not great, but for 1914 it's pretty good.
18 May 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a rather star-studded film, though some of the future stars you may not recognize. The film is directed by and stars Mabel Normand--probably the first big female comedy star on screen. She is supported by Al St. John (frequently in support for Fatty Arbuckle, and later in talking Westerns) and Charley Chase (who blossomed into a headliner in the 1920s and 30s with Hal Roach Studios.

The film is a two-reel comedy about a lady who is engaged to the boss' son, though no one else knows it. When another lady comes to work and the boss pays her lots of attention, Mabel is jealous and dresses up as the son's chauffeur to spy on them. At the same time, Mabel's brother (St. John) is dressed up as Mabel and the boss begins to make the moves on him/her. It's one of the earlier cross-dressing comedies I've seen and is good for a few laughs.


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