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A Muddy Romance
Also known as Muddled in Mud in the USA
(1913) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Mack Sennett

Cast: Mabel Normand [the girl], Ford Sterling [the jilted lover], Mack Swain [the police captain; and the water engineer], George Summerville (Slim Summerville), Rube Miller, Roscoe Arbuckle [a policeman], the Keystone Kops

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. / No copyright registration. Released 20 November 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: The Lake. Some location photography was taken in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California. [?] Completed or shipped? on 25 October 1913. Although listed by some sources, Mack Sennett does not appear to act in the film. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as Muddled in Mud by W.H. Productions Company in 1918. [?] Listed in the Slapstick Encyclopedia DVD boxset as released 22 November 1913.


Survival status: Prints exist in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, 8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Boats - Insects: Spiders - Keystone Kops - Lakes - Mud - Parks - Pies - Policemen - Telephones - USA: California: Los Angeles: Echo Park - Water

Listing updated: 5 February 2015.

References: Film viewing : Fussell-Normand p. 255; Lahue-Kops p. 142; Lahue-Mack p. 293.

Home video: DVD.

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