Saturday, December 29, 2012

Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life - 1913


Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Mack Sennett
Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett and Ford Sterling
Release Date: 2 June 1913 (USA)
Filming locations: Inglewood Train Station, Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA
Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Runtime: 13 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Railroad | Keystone Kops | Train | Tied To Railroad Tracks | Character Name In Title
Genres: Comedy | Short
Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel's anxious boyfriend turns for help to the great Barney Oldfield, who jumps in his racing car and speeds to the rescue. 
Trivia
Fourth of twelve movies that starred The Keystone Cops.
Connections
Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1997) (Video)
Referenced in
Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913) (Short). A poster is seen outside the movie theater (in the background) when Mack Sennett's character comes to the city. 

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