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Mabel’s Dramatic Career
Also known as Her Dramatic Debut and Hurry, Hurry in the USA
(1913) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Mack Sennett

Cast: Mabel Normand [Mabel, the kitchen maid], Mack Sennett [the country boy], Ford Sterling [the actor villain], Roscoe Arbuckle [fat theater patron], Alice Davenport, Virginia Kirtley, Charles Avery, Mack Swain

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. / No copyright registration. Released 8 September 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: The Actress. [?] Completed or shipped? on 12 August 1913. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as Her Dramatic Debut by W.H. Productions Company in 1918.


Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates (Blackhawk Films collection) [Her Dramatic Debut rerelease version]; and in private film collections [8mm reduction positives of Her Dramatic Debut rerelease version].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Actors - Audiences - Movie theaters - Photographs - Police: Keystone Kops - Rubes - Transportation: Automobiles - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 247; Fussell-Normand p. 254; Kerr-Silent p. 64; Lahue-Kops p. 141; Lahue-Mack p. 292; Tarbox-Lost pp. 124, 125, 279.

Home video: DVD.

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