Mabel's Blunder

Mabel's Blunder (1914) is a silent comedy film directed by, written by, and starring Mabel Normand, the most successful of the early silent screen comediennes.

Mabel's Blunder
Directed byMabel Normand
Produced byMack Sennett
Written byMabel Normand
StarringMabel Normand
Charley Chase
Al St. John
Eva Nelson
Charles Bennett
Harry McCoy
Production
company
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • August 14, 1914 (1914-08-14)
Running time
13 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Mabel's Blunder tells the tale of a young woman who is secretly engaged to the boss's son.[1] The young man's sister comes to visit at their office, and a jealous Mabel, not knowing who the visiting woman is, dresses up as a (male) chauffeur to spy on them.

Production background

Produced at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios, known at the time as "The Fun Factory", Mabel's Blunder showcases Normand's spontaneous and intuitive playfulness and her ability to be both romantically appealing and boisterously funny.

National Film Registry

This film, with its unusual gender-bending aspect, was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in December 2009 for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.[2]

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