The Fatal Mallet (1914) – Charlie Chaplin09:56

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The Fatal Mallet

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The Fatal Mallet
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Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, and Charles Chaplin in The Fatal Mallet (1914)
Directed by Mack Sennett
Produced by Mack Sennett
Written by Mack Sennett
Starring Charles Chaplin
Mabel Normand
Mack Sennett
Cinematography Frank D. Williams
Distributed by Keystone Studios
Release dates
  • June 1, 1914
Running time
18 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (Original titles)
File:The Fatal Mallet (1914).webm

The Fatal Mallet

The Fatal Mallet is a 1914 American-made motion picture starring Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand. The film was written and directed by Mack Sennett, who also portrays one of Chaplin’s rivals for Normand’s attention (Sennett and Normand were offscreen lovers during this period).

The Fatal Mallet is one of more than a dozen early films that writer/director/comedian Mabel Normand made with Charles Chaplin; Normand, who had written and directed films before Chaplin, mentored the young comedian.


Three men will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie (in famous tramp guise) and one other suitor (unusually played by Mack Sennett himself) teams up against the third, and play dirty, throwing bricks and using a mallet. However, Charlie double-crosses his partner, thus losing his trust and the girl in the end.


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