19. Mabel's Married Life (1914)

Keystone 1914

Film still for Mabel's Married Life


Mabel's wimpish husband (Charlie) won't stand up to Mack Swain's 'Ladykiller'. She buys him a boxing dummy in the hopes of making a man of him. She has an experimental bout and is knocked over by the dummy bouncing back. Coming home drunk, Charlie mistakes the dummy for the bully and tries to eject it from the house but it springs back to hit him. Charlie accuses Mabel of infidelity and they argue loudly enough to attract a crowd of neighbours before the truth about the dummy is discovered.


Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand
Charles Chaplin (Mabel's Husband)
Mabel Normand (Mabel)
Mack Swain (Sporty Ladykiller)
? Alice Howell (Mack's Wife)
Hank Mann (Friend)
Grover Ligon (or Liggon)(Bartender)
Charles Murray (Man in Bar)
Harry McCoy (Man in Bar)
Wallace MacDonald (Delivery Boy)
Al St John (Delivery Boy)
Frank Opperman (Sports Goods Retailer) Alice Davenport (Neighbour)
Dixie Chene (Neighbour)
(Some filmographies credit Eva Nelson as Mack's Wife)
Shooting days:
May 30 - June 2
Negative sent from LA:
June 6
Received in New York:
June 12
June 20 1914
Keystone working title:
His Wife's Birthday
Other titles:
When You're Married, The Squarehead