B&W : Seven reels
Directed by F. Richard Jones and James Young
Cast: Mabel Normand [Mickey], George Nichols [Joe Meadows], Wheeler Oakman [Herbert Thornhill], Minta Durffy (Minta Durfee) [Elsie Drake], Laura Lavarnie [Mrs. Geoffrey Drake], Louis Cody (Lew Cody) [Reggie Drake], Tom Kennedy [Tom Rawlings]; Minnie Ha Ha (Minnie Provost) [Minnie, Joe’s housekeeper], [?] Edgar Kennedy?, [?] William Colvin?
Mabel Normand Feature Film Company production; distributed on State Rights basis by W.H. Productions Company. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by J.G. Hawks. Cinematography by Hugh C. McClung, Frank D. Williams and Fred Jackman. / © 25 February 1918 by Hyman Winick [LP12164]. Released 11 August 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in the fall of 1916 and finished early in 1917 due to a production delay caused by Normand’s illness of late 1916. World rights to the film were sold to Western Import Company on 27 December 1917. The film was released in August 1918. The film was reedited, expanded with additional footage, and rereleased in the USA by Film Booking Offices of America, Incorporated [FBO]. [?] One extant print viewed bore a 1917 copyright notice from Keystone Company. Contemporary sources don’t confirm the involvement of Hawks (as scenario writer), Edgar Kennedy or Colvin.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2918.
Survival status: Prints exist [16mm reduction positives (original release version, and rerelease version)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Animals: Horses - Races: Horse: Jockeys
Listing updated: 12 April 2015.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.2918; Bardèche-History p. 116; Brownlow-Parade p. 308; Edmonds-Arbuckle pp. 66, 67, 78; Everson-American pp. 346, 369; Fussell-Normand pp. 263-264; Kerr-Silent pp. 70, 292; Lahue-Kops pp. 94, 122; Lahue-Triangle pp. 189, 193; Limbacher-Feature p. 159; Louvish-Keystone p. 324; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 443 : ClasIm-305 p. 16 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.