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Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 9 January 1916 (USA)
The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Fatty
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Al St. John ... Hiram Perkins' Son
Frank Hayes ... Mabel's Father
Mai Wells Mai Wells ... Mabel's Mother (as May Wells)
Wayland Trask Wayland Trask ... Brutus Bombastic - Chief Criminal
Glen Cavender ... I. Landem - Realtor
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The beach front house, where Fatty and Mabel live, has been "launched" out to sea by the villains. When Fatty and Mabel arise, they find the beds floating in a sea of water. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concrete Biscuits See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

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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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Goofs

The opening credits site Teddy the Keystone Dog as appearing in the film although it is in fact Luke (dog of Roscoe Arbuckle and Minta Durfee) who appears in the film. See more »

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Title Card: They Lived In Sleepy Hollow
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Alternate Versions

In the 1960s, Castle Films released a truncated version of this film to the pre-VCR home market under the title Concrete Biscuits. Running approximately 5 minutes, the film features the famous hard biscuits scene and ends with Fatty and his dog chasing a man down the beach. See more »

Connections

References Leading Lizzie Astray (1914) See more »

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A slapstick comedy with feelings
29 October 2013 | by a-cinema-historySee all my reviews

Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle directed and acted in a number of slapstick comedies, often as in this film with Mabel Normand and his nephew Al St. John. He was during the 1910's one of the most famous cinema actor in America. His career was abruptly interrupted in 1921 when he was falsely accused of having raped and killed actress Virginia Rappe. His movies were instantly prohibited as he went through two trials with hung juries. He was eventually acquitted in a third trial and received formal excuses from the jury but his career never took off again.

This film shows his creativity in the use of gags alternating with periods of emotion. Outdoor filming in a farm and on the seaside gives authenticity to the performance of the actors. Cross-cutting, with a rapid succession of short duration shots, is particularly efficient during the last section of the film where everybody is rushing to the rescue of Fatty and Mabel, using a tandem and various boats. The villains are deliberately made caricatural and stupid.

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