Filmography

This filmography has been years in the making and has been complied from various and diverse sources, all of which have been checked against each other for accuracy. Some of the primary sources, other than viewings of the original films themselves, have included the following: The Great Movie Comedians by Leonard Maltin D. W. Griffith and the Biograph Company by Cooper C. Graham, et. al. Kops and Custards by Kalton Lahue Mack Sennett: The Man, The Myth and the Comedies by Kalton Lahue Films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection by Kemp Niver The Films of Mabel Normand, by Betty Fussell in Film History, Nov-Dec. 1988, Vol. 2, no. 4 Scripts for Mabelís Goldwyn films contained in the MGM Archives of the University of Southern Californiaís Film Library, Special Collections Biograph production records contained in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, Special Collections In recording the data on the films Mabel made with Arbuckle I have when in doubt referred to Sam Gill's Arbuckle filmography found in David Yallop's The Day The Laughter Stopped and Andy Edmond's Frame-Up!: The Untold Story of Fatty Arbuckle. However, it should be noted that Kalton Lahue, in Kops and Custards, makes the comment that "Charles Avery is known to have directed thirty-one of the early Arbuckle Keystones," a fact which, if true, is at odds with Sam's listing.

With regard to Mabel's feature films, an effort has been made to identify which actor played which part. Yet as there are some gaps in the record, particularly with respect to some of the Goldwyn films, this has not always been possible. Fortunately, however, those feature films which do not list who played which part are the exception and not the rule.

Film with asterisks (*) indicate films still known to be in existence. The following are the codes for identifying their location. Films marked with asterisk without source location given are known to be in the possession of private collectors.

Archive code: LC * Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., MOMA * Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, EG * Em Gee Film Library, Los Angeles, CA, Blackhawk * Blackhawk Films Collection, Killiam * Killiam Films

The first date given after each entry refers to release date.

Vitagraph and Biograph Films: 1911-1912

THE INDISCRETIONS OF BETTY Vitagraph 1/2 reel, Mar. 29, 1910 cast: Mabel Normand?

OVER THE GARDEN WALL Vitagraph 973 ft., June 10, 1910 cast: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Mabel Normand, Willie Marks, Kenneth Casey, Adele DeGarde

BETTY BECOMES A MAID Vitagraph length: 957 ft., released: Mar. 14, 1911 cast: Mabel Normand, James Morrison, Leo Delaney

TROUBLESOME SECRETARIES * Vitagraph 1/2 reel, Apr. 21, 1911 cast: John Bunny, Mabel Normand, Ralph Ince, James Morrison, Alec B. Francis * Blackhawk

PICCIOLA Vitagraph 1/2 reel, Apr. 29, 1911 cast: Mabel Normand

WHEN A MAN'S MARRIED HIS TROUBLE BEGINS Vitagraph 1/2 reel, May 6, 1911 Cast: James Morrison, Edward Philby, Mabel Normand?

HIS MOTHER Vitagraph 1/2 reel, May 9, 1911 cast: Mary Maurice, Maurice Costello, Mabel Normand?

A DEAD MAN'S HONOR Vitagraph 1000 ft., May 23, 1911 cast: Maurice Costello, Mabel Normand, Julia Swayne Gordon

THE CHANGING OF SILAS WARNER Vitagraph 1000 ft., June 10, 1911 cast: Maurice Costello, Mabel Normand

THE SUBDUING OF MRS. NAG Vitagraph 1000 ft., July 14, 1911 director. Geo. D. Baker, author. Van Dyke Brooks cast: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Mabel Normand, James Morrison, Mrs. B. F. Clinton

THE DIVING GIRL * Biograph 502 ft., Aug. 21, 1911 dir. Mack Sennett, camera. Percy Higginson cast: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Wm. J. Butler, Verner Clarges, Robert Harron, Donald Crisp, Eddie Dillon, Dell Henderson, Florence Lee, Guy Hedlund, Joseph Graybill, W. C. Robinson, J. Waltham filmed: 7/5-8/1911 Location: Huntington, Long Island, NY copyright: Aug. 23, 1911 * MOMA

HOW BETTY WON THE SCHOOL Vitagraph 1/2 reel, Aug. 22, 1911 cast: Mabel Normand?

THE BARON * Biograph 619 ft., Aug. 31, 1911 dir. Mack Sennett, auth: Edwin August, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Dell Henderson, Grace Henderson, Mabel Normand, Joseph Graybill, Fred Mace, Kate Bruce, Alfred Paget, Wm. J. Butler, Kate Toncray filmed: 7/24-28/1911 Location: Ft. Lee, NJ copyright: Sept. 5, 1911

THE SQUAW'S LOVE * Biograph 998 ft., Sept. 14, 1911 dir. D. W. Griffith, auth. Stanner E. V. Taylor, cam. G. W. Bitzer, Percy Higginson, John Mahr cast: Mabel Normand, Dark Cloud, Dorothy West, Alfred Paget, Claire McDowell, Wm. J. Butler, Kate Bruce, Donald Crisp filmed: 8/1-3/1911 Location: Cuddleback-ville, NY copyright: Sept. 18, 1911 * MOMA

HER AWAKENING * Biograph 1050 ft., Sept. 28, 1911 Biograph, dir. D. W. Griffith, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Mabel Normand, Kate Bruce, Harry Hyde, Vivian Prescott?, Fred Mace?, Robert Harron, Kate Toncray, Wm. J. Butler, J. Jiquel Lance, Frank Evans, Charles Hill Mailes, W. C. Robinson, Donald Crisp, Edwin August?, Marion Sunshine? filmed: 8/21-22/1911 Location: Ft. Lee, NJ copyright: Sept. 28, 1911 * MOMA

THE MAKING OF A MAN * Biograph 1000 ft., Oct. 5, 1911 dir. D. W. Griffith, auth. R. L. Bond, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Dell Henderson, Blanche Sweet, Wm. J. Butler, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Frank Evans, Kate Toncray, Gladys Egan, Charles Hill Mailes, W. Chrystie Miller, Guy Hedlund, Eddie Dillon, Joseph Graybill, Claire McDowell, Donald Crisp, Frank Evans, W. C. Robinson, Charles Hill Mailes, Vivian Prescott, Mabel Normand, Harry Hyde, Willfred Lucas, Grace Henderson, J. Waltham filmed: 8/14-17/1911 Location: Ft. Lee, NJ copyright: Oct. 7, 1911 * MOMA

THE UNVEILING * Biograph 1035 ft., Oct. 16, 1911 dir. D. W. Griffith, auth. T. P. Bayer, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Mabel Normand, Robert Harron, Grace Henderson, Wm. J. Butler filmed: 7/13, 8/26-28/1911 Location: New York studio copyright: Oct. 17, 1911 * MOMA

THROUGH HIS WIFE'S PICTURE * Biograph 530 ft., Oct. 23, 1911 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Geo. Hennessy, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Eddie Dillon, Mack Sennett filmed: 9/10-17/1911 Location: Ft. Lee-Westfield, NJ copyright: Oct. 25, 1911 * MOMA

A VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES * Biograph 389 ft., Nov. 4, 1911 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Mrs. Montayne Perry, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Fred Mace, Dell Henderson, Mabel Normand, Lily Cahill filmed: 9/23-30, 10/2/1911 Location: Ft. Lee, NJ copyright: Nov. 4, 1911 * MOMA

WHY HE GAVE UP * Biograph 706 ft., Dec. 4, 1911 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Elmer Booth, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Eddie Dillon, Wm. J. Butler?, W. C. Robinson, J. Waltham, William Beaudine, Kathleen Butler filmed: 9/1, 9/8, 9/28/1911 Location: Huntington, NY copyright: Dec 5, 1911 * MOMA

SAVED FROM HIMSELF * Biograph 1037 ft., Dec. 11, 1911 dir. D. W. Griffith, auth. Geo. Hennessy, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Joseph Graybill, Mabel Normand, Charles Hill Mailes, Wm. J. Butler filmed: 10/23-26/1911 Location: Englewood, NJ copyright: Dec. 13, 1911 * MOMA

THE ETERNAL MOTHER * Biograph 1044 ft., Jan. 11, 1912 dir. & auth. D. W. Griffith, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Blanche Sweet, Mabel Normand, Edwin August, Kate Bruce, Jiquel Lanoe, Guy Hedlund, Donald Crisp, Jeannie MacPherson, Charles Hill Mailes filmed: 7/19, 7/22, 7/25, 8/11/1911 Location: Coytesville, NJ copyright: Jan. 13, 1912 * MOMA

THE MENDER OF NETS * Biograph 959 ft., Feb. 15, 1912 dir. D. W. Griffith, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Charles H. West, Marquerite Marsh Loveridge filmed: 1/1912 Location: Santa Monica, CA copyright: Feb. 15, 1912

THE FATAL CHOCOLATE * Biograph 574 ft., Feb. 19, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Edna Alexander, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Charles H. West, Dell Henderson filmed: 2/19/1912 Location: NY copyright: Feb 20, 1912 * MOMA

THE ENGAGEMENT RING * Biograph 497 ft., Mar. 11, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Mabel Normand, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Eddie Dillon, Dell Henderson, Kate Bruce, Fred Mace, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Wm. J. Butler, Charles H. West, Harry Hyde, William Beaudine filmed: 1/1912 Location: CA copyright: Mar. 11, 1912 * LC, MOMA

A SPANISH DILEMMA * Biograph 1/2 reel, Mar. 11, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Fred Mace, Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, W. C. Robinson, J. Jiquel Lanoe filmed: 1/1912 Location: CA copyright: Mar. 11, 1912 * LC, MOMA

HOT STUFF * Biograph 488 ft., Mar. 21, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, William Beaudine, William J. Butler, Kate Bruce, Kate Toncray, Harry Hyde, Fred Mace, Eddie Dillon, Grace Henderson, Della Hall? filmed: 1/1912 Location: CA copyright: Mar. 21, 1912 * LC, MOMA

OH, THOSE EYES * Biograph 506 ft., April 1, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Juanita Bennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Eddie Dillon, Dell Henderson, J. Jiquel Lanoe, William J. Butler, Frank Evans, Kate Toncray, Edwin August, Harry Hyde, W. C. Robinson, W. Christy Cabanne filmed: 1/1912 Location: CA copyright: Apr. 1, 1912 * LC, MOMA

HELP! HELP! * Biograph 1/2 reel, Apr. 11, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Eddie Dillon, Dell Henderson, Alfred Paget, W. C. Robinson, Frank Evans filmed: 2/1912 Location: CA copyright: Apr. 10, 1912 * LC, MOMA

THE BRAVE HUNTER * Biograph 1/2 reel, Apr. 22, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, William J. Butler, Kate Bruce, Charles Avery, J. Jiquel Lanoe filmed: Jan-Feb 1912 Location: CA copyright: Apr. 22, 1912 * LC, MOMA

THE FICKLE SPANIARD * Biograph 456 ft., May 2, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Claire McDowell, Wm. J. Butler, Eddie Dillon, Dell Henderson, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Harry Hyde, Kate Bruce, Kate Toncray, William Beaudine filmed: 2/1912 Location: CA copyright: May 3, 1912 * LC, MOMA

THE FURS * Biograph 1/2 reel, May 13, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, Kate Bruce, Mack Sennett, Wm. J. Butler, William Beaudine filmed: 3/1912 Location: CA copyright: May 13, 1912 * LC, MOMA

WHEN KINGS WERE THE LAW * Biograph 1049 ft., May 20, 1912 dir. D. W. Griffith, auth. Wilfred Lucas, cam. G. W. Bitzer cast: Wilfred Lucas, Harry Hyde, Dorothy Bernard, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Claire McDowell, Kate Toncray, W. Christy Cabanne, Frank Opperman, Alfred Paget, Charles Gorman, Frank Evans, Charles Hill Mailes, William J. Butler, Kate Bruce, Mabel Normand, Mae Marsh filmed: 3/19 copyright: May 20, 1912 * MOMA

HELEN'S MARRIAGE * Biograph 425 ft., May 23, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Earl Hodge, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Eddie Dillon, Frank Opperman, Grace Henderson, Fred Mace, Dell Henderson, Wm. J. Butler, Charles H. West, Frank Evans, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Mack Sennett, William Beaudine filmed: 3/1912 Location: CA copyright: May 22, 1912 * LC, MOMA

TOMBOY BESSIE * Biograph 521 ft., June 3, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. William E. Wing, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Kate Toncray, William J. Butler, W. C. Robinson, Frank Opperman, Charles Gorman? filmed: 4/1912 Location: CA copyright: June 8, 1912 * LC, MOMA

NEIGHBORS * Biograph 363 ft., June 13, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Frank Evans, William J. Butler, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Frank Opperman, Kate Toncray, F:Sylvia Ashton? filmed: 4/1912 Location: CA copyright: June 25, 1912 * LC, MOMA

KATCHEM KATE * Biograph. 636 ft., June 13, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Jack Pickford, Vivian Prescott, Tony O'Sullivan filmed: 4/1912 Location: CA copyright: June 25, 1912 * LC, MOMA

A DASH THROUGH THE CLOUDS * Biograph 742 ft., June 24, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Phillip Parmalee, Kate Bruce, Grace Henderson, Jack Pickford, Eddie Dillon, William J. Butler, Harry Hyde, Charles Gorman, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Alfred Paget, Sylvia Ashton filmed: 4/1912 Location: CA copyright: June 28, 1912 * LC, MOMA, Blackhawk

THE TOURISTS * Biograph 1/2 reel, Aug. 5, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Charles H. West, William J. Butler, Grace Henderson, Frank Evans, Kate Toncray, Harry Hyde, Alfred Paget filmed: late May - early June 1912 Location: Albuquerque, NM copyright: Aug. 7, 1912 * LC, MOMA

WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED * Biograph 617 ft., Aug.5, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. Dell Henderson, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mack Sennett, Kate Toncray, Mabel Normand, Jack Pickford, Eddie Dillon, J. Jiquel Lanoe, William J. Butler filmed: 4/1912 Location: Rubio Canyon, CA copyright: Aug. 7, 1912 * LC

AN INTERRUPTED ELOPEMENT * Biograph 477 ft., Aug. 15, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, auth. S. Walter Bunting, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Eddie Dillon, Mabel Normand, William J. Butler, Elmer Booth, Ford Sterling, Charles Gorman filmed: 6/1912 Location: NY copyright: Aug. 17, 1912 * LC, MOMA

THE TRAGEDY OF A DRESS SUIT * Biograph 477 ft., Aug. 15, 1912 dir. Sennett, auth. Mabel Normand, Eddie Dillon, Ford Sterling, W. Christy Cabanne, William J. Butler, Kate Bruce, Grace Henderson, Harry Hyde, Charles Avery, Frank Evans, William Beaudine filmed: 6/ 1912 Location: NY copyright: Aug. 17, 1912 * LC, MOMA

MR. GROUCH AT THE SEASHORE * Biograph 1/2 reel, Aug. 26, 1912 dir. Dell Henderson, auth. Frank E. Woods, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Eddie Dillon, Jack Pickford, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Florence Lee, William Beaudine, Charles Murray, Mabel Normand, Elsa McEvoy? filmed: 7/1912 Location: NY copyright: Oct. 11, 1912 * MOMA

HE MUST HAVE A WIFE * Biograph 430 ft., Sept. 5, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett?, auth. John A. Walsh, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Gus Pixley, William J. Butler, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Kathleen Butler filmed: 6/1912 Location: NY copyright: Oct. 11, 1912 * LC, MOMA

Keystone Films: 1912-1913
Keystone and Triangle Films: 1914-1916
Sennett, Goldwyn, Roach Films: 1917-1927

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