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The Water Nymph
(1912) American
B&W : Split-reel
Directed by Mack Sennett

Cast: Mabel Normand [the bathing girl], Mack Sennett [her boyfriend], Ford Sterling [his father], [?] ? [his mother], [?] ? [a silly masher], [?] ? [the waiter], Mary Maxwell [a mermaid], [?] Mae Busch?

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. / No copyright registration. Released 23 September 1912; in a split-reel with Cohen Collects a Debt (1912). / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in late August or early September 1912 in Venice, California. Busch was injured in a diving accident during production and may not appear in the finished film. Credits that place Fred Mace in the cast appear to be in error. This reel was the first Keystone release.


Survival status: Prints exist in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive; and in the private film collection of Richard M. Roberts.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Boats - Piers - Swimsuits - USA: California: Venice - Water

Listing updated: 12 April 2015.

References: Film viewing : Blum-Silent p. 31; Fussell-Normand p. 247; Lahue-Kops pp. 33, 136; Lahue-World p. 72; Leyda-Before pp. 83, 148; Louvish-Keystone p. 322; Sklar-Movie p. 106; Tarbox-Lost p. 103; Thompson-Lost pp. 25-26.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc.

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