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Fatty and Mabel Adrift
Also known as Concrete Biscuits in the USA : {Mabel and Fatty Adrift}
(1916) American
B&W : Three reels
Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle

Cast: Roscoe Arbuckle [Roscoe ‘Fatty’, the newly-wed husband], Mabel Normand [Mabel, the newly-wed wife], Al St. John [Perkins, the jilted rival], Frank Hayes [Mabel’s father], May Wells [Mabel’s mother], Wayland Trask [Brutus Bombastic], Glen Cavender [I. Landem], James Bryant, Joe Bordeaux (Joe Bordeau), Luke the dog

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Triangle Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Assistant director, Dave Anderson. / © 10 January 1916 by Triangle Film Corporation. © 14 January 1916 by Triangle Film Corporation. Released 9 January 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Color-tinted and color-toned. / Working title: House at Sea. The production was shot on-location at a California beach, and at the Keystone studios in Edendale (Los Angeles), California. [?] Completed or shipped? on 24 December 1915. A sequence from the film was released in 8mm reduction prints as Concrete Biscuits.


Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates (Blackhawk Films collection); in the film holdings of Lobster Films; and in the film holdings of Gierucki Studios LLC.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Dogs - Beaches - Criminals - Explosives: Dynamite - Houses - Money - Rescues - USA: California - Water: Oceans

Listing updated: 12 April 2015.

References: Film viewing : Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 259; Fussell-Normand p. 262; Lahue-Kops p. 156; Lahue-Triangle pp. 131-132; Louvish-Keystone pp. 305-308; Sklar-Movie p. 108 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.

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