Fatty's Chance Acquaintance

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The second half of Mabel And Fatty's Wash Day gets reworked and grows into its own full reel. Harry McCoy's part has degenerated from a dapper charmer in Mabel's Strange Predicament, to a deadbeat slob in Mabel And Fatty's Wash Day, down to a purse snatcher in this one.

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Mabel And Fatty's Wash Day

Way back in the days of Mabel's Strange Predicament, Harry McCoy played Mabel's boyfriend: a smiling, dapper, charmer prone to violent jealous fits. Now that Mabel's living with him, he's a foul, deadbeat slob - and still prone to violent jealous fits. Meanwhile, in the time of Predicament, Alice Davenport played an overbearing wife who was quick to catfight her neighbor Mabel. Now she's dumped the old man for Roscoe - and still quick to catfight her neighbor Mabel. So when Roscoe washes his hanky at the same time Mabel washes her panky, hanky meets panky. Somewhat atypical Keystone: more farce than slapstick.