Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day - 1915

Country: United States
Language: English
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Harry McCoy
Release Date: 14 January 1915 (USA)
Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Wringer | Purse | Park | Slapstick | Clothes  | One Reeler | Washing | Policeman | Husband Wife Relationship | Park Bench | Jealousy | Marital Strife
Genres: Comedy | Short
It's wash day. Mabel works hard while her husband sleeps in. Next door, Fatty works hard while his wife bosses him about and dresses up to go out. The two neighbors meet outside: Fatty offers to let Mabel use his wringer. Her husband shows up just as her skirt gets caught in the wringer, and he's jealous. So is Fatty's wife when she hears the arguing. Later that day, both couples take a stroll, and, through a series of misadventures and innocently swapped purses, Mabel and Fatty's friendship blossoms, their spouses again think they have cause to be jealous, and the cops join the chaos.

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