The Floor Below 1918

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The Floor Below is an American silent film starring Mabel Normand, Tom Moore and Helen Dahl. It was long thought lost, until a print was found “in the estate of a Dutch collector” by the Nederlands Filmmuseum. Wikipedia

Patricia O’Rourke, a good-natured prankster who works as a copy girl for the Sentinel , angers her co-worker Stubbs and is about to lose her job when the managing editor offers her one more chance. Her assignment is to explain the clue that links the Hope Mission, a derelict home run by millionaire Hunter Mason and his secretary, Monty Latham, with a series of local robberies. When Hunter discovers Patricia in his office, he assumes that she is a crook in need of reforming and takes her into his home to be cared for by his mother….. ×

Director: Clarence G. Badger
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Production company: Goldwyn Pictures
Story by: Elaine Sterne Carrington

Stars: Mabel Normand, Tom Moore, Helen Dahl

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Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life (1913) – 4th Keystone Cops Movie

RACE FOR LIFE

Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel’s anxious boyfriend turns for help to the great Barney Oldfield, who jumps in his racing car and speeds to the rescue.

—Snow Leopard

This is one of the first films to feature the archetypal silent movie plot of a damsel in distress being tied to the tracks of an oncoming train (via TCM)

Director: Mack Sennett

Production company: Keystone Studios
Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling

The Mender of Nets 1912

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A young woman who works mending fishermen’s nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is willing to use violence to protect his sister’s honor.

—Snow Leopard

Director: D. W. Griffith
Production company: Biograph Company
Cinematography: Billy Bitzer

Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles West, Mabel Normand

 

Molly O’ 1921

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An Irish washerwoman’s daughter falls in love with one of America’s most eligible bachelors, much to the dismay of the girl’s parents — and the young doctor’s newly acquired fiancée! Events come to a head at the charity masked ball, which the two girls happen to attend in very similar costumes, thanks to the largesse of Molly’s benevolent “fairy godfather”; Molly is mistaken for her rival, much to the indignation both of her working-class would-be suitor and the doctor’s would-be bride. However, the repercussions that follow serve only to thrust her into her dream man’s arms, and all looks set for a fairytale ending… until the disgruntled rival finds a way to get back at Molly through her family…

—Igenlode Wordsmith

Directors: F. Richard Jones, Ray Grey
Producer: Mack Sennett
Distributed by: First National Pictures
Cinematography: Homer Scott, Fred Jackman

Stars: Mabel Normand, Jack Mulhall, George Nichols

Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life 1913

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Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel’s anxious boyfriend turns for help to the great Barney Oldfield, who jumps in his racing car and speeds to the rescue.

—Snow Leopard

Director: Mack Sennett

Producer: Mack Sennett
Production company: Keystone Studios
Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling

SHOULD MEN WALK HOME? 1927

 

IMDb 7.00

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In her second last film, Mable Normand, the queen of silent comedy, teamed with Creighton Hale as jewel thieves who crash a society party. Eugene Pallette plays the dumb detective trying to catch them and Oliver Hardy has a small but funny role as one of the guests.

Director: Leo McCarey
Producer: Hal Roach
Cinematography: Floyd Jackman
Screenplay: Alfred J. Goulding, Albert Austin, H. M. Walker

Stars: Mabel Normand, Oliver Hardy, Creighton Hale

That Ragtime Band 1913

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Professor Smelts the band leader gets into a romantic rivalry with one of his musicians over the affections of a pretty girl.
Director: Mack Sennett

Produced by Mack Sennett

Stars: Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Nick Cogley