Mabel’s Married Life
|Mabel Normand (left), Charles Chaplin,
[?] Alice Howell? and Mack Swain.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as The Squarehead and When You’re Married in the USA; Charlot et Mabel en ménage in France
B&W : One reel
Directed by Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand
Cast: Mabel Normand [Mabel], Charles Chaplin [her husband], Mack Swain [the philandering masher], Alice Howell [?] [his wife]?, Hank Mann [barroom bully], Charles Murray [a barroom patron], Harry McCoy [a barroom patron], Alice Davenport [an indignant neighbor], [?] Wallace MacDonald?, [?] Al St. John?, [?] ? [bartender]
The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand. / No copyright registration. Released 20 June 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: His Wife’s Birthday. [?] Completed or shipped? on 6 June 1914. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as The Squarehead by W.H. Productions Company in 1918. The film was later rereleased in the USA as When You’re Married by Maco Comedies.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction print].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Alcohol: Drunkeness - Bars - Canes - Drunks - Dummies - Fights - Marriages - Parks - Vegetables: Onions - Water
Listing updated: 18 March 2012.
References: Film viewing : Fussell-Normand p. 258; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Kerr-Silent pp. 77, 78; Lahue-Kops pp. 26g, 146-147; Lahue-Mack p. 295; Tarbox-Lost p. 197 : ClasIm-204 p. 3 : Other-Maco.
Home video: DVD.