Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition

Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition is a 1915 American silent black-and-white short comedy film, directed by Fatty Arbuckle and starring Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.[1] It was produced by Keystone Studios.

Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition
Directed byFatty Arbuckle
Produced byMack Sennett
StarringFatty Arbuckle
Mabel Normand
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • January 23, 1915 (1915-01-23)
Running time
14 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Fatty (Roscoe Arbuckle) and Mabel (Mabel Normand) are a married couple visiting the Exposition. Fatty gets in trouble by flirting with a passing woman (Minta Durfee) while Mabel shops. He chases the woman into a hula pavilion and makes approaches to the dancers. He is accosted by both Mabel and the woman's husband; eventually the police are called to straighten the whole thing out.


Production background

Arbuckle and Normand followed the Keystone tradition of showing up at an actual event and using that as background for a largely improvised film. The event in this case was the Panama-California Exposition, held in Balboa Park in San Diego, California in 1915-1916. The film is 14 minutes long. It was released on January 23, 1915.

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