Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fatty and Mabel Adrift - 1916

Country: United States
Language: English (intertitles)
Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Writer: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Al St. John
Release Date: 9 January 1916 (USA)
Also known as: Concrete Biscuits (USA - 8mm release title), Fatty y Mabel a la deriva (Venezuela), House at Sea (USA- working title)
Filming Locations: Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA
Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Character Name In Title
Genres: Comedy | Short
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.  
Factual errors
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.
Edited into When Comedy Was King (1960)
Featured in Hollywood: Single Beds and Double Standards (1980) (TV Episode) - Clip near the beach
Hollywood (1980) (TV Mini-Series)

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