Mabel’s Married Life

Data
Title: “Mabel’s Married Life”
Year: 1914
Length: 17 minutes
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writers: Charles Chaplin & Mabel Normand
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain
Music: uncredited organ score
I saw it: on video (Tillie’s Punctured Romance bonus feature), a couple days ago
Synopsis: a jealous husband gets drunk

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:0/4 (Terrible) I had trouble following what was going on.
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Worth watching for Mabel’s Tramp impression. Mostly, though, it’s not especially well done compared to later Chaplin shorts.
Objective Rating (Average):1.8/4 (Eh)

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