Mabel’s Strange Predicament, starring Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand – February 9, 1914
The basic plot is that the inebriated Charlie Chaplin runs into an elegant lady (Mabel Normand) in the hotel lobby, gets tied up in her dog’s leash, and falls down. Later, Charlie runs into the same lady in the hotel corridor, where she has been locked out of her room. A chase follows, with Charlie chasing Mabel through various rooms, with Mabel ending up in the room of an elderly husband, where she hides under the bed when his wife and Mabel’s lover come chasing.
Trivia for Mabel’s Strange Predicament starring Charlie Chaplin
- Banned by Swedish censors, who found it “brutalising” because of the amorous scene