5.0/10
60
6 user 4 critic

Won in a Closet (1914)

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives ... See full summary »

Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, George Nichols
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mabel Normand
Stars: Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy
Mickey (1918)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

Directors: F. Richard Jones, James Young
Stars: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Laura La Varnie
Jinx (1919)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The circus comes to town, and the town's orphans are treated to a day at the circus. The circus troupe's 'Jinx' girl causes so many problems for the performers and performances that, to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Mabel Normand, Florence Carpenter, Ogden Crane
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young lady designs a wonderfully received bathing suit and saves her employer from financial disaster. In the course of this, she falls in love with her employer's son, who is in danger ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger
Stars: Mabel Normand, Rod La Rocque, Alec B. Francis
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. ... See full summary »

Director: Mabel Normand
Stars: Mabel Normand, Charles Chaplin, Chester Conklin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mabel Normand ... Mabel
Charles Inslee ... Her father, the constable
Charles Avery ... Mabel's Sweetheart
Alice Davenport Alice Davenport ... His mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Cogley
Frank Cooley Frank Cooley
William Hauber William Hauber
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Won in a Cupboard See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film, previously thought to be lost, was recently discovered in New Zealand. This makes the film (as of this writing, 2015) the oldest surviving film directed by and starring Mabel Normand. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't Come Knocking When the Closet's Rocking
7 August 2012 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Mabel Normand stars and even directs this Keystone farce. Like many of them, it gives a slapstick twist to a D.W. Griffith piece, under whom Sennett and Normand had worked. In this case, the immediate source looks to be AN UNSEEN ENEMY.

Unfortunately, it is a rather poor effort, despite some interesting split-screen work. Mabel and Charles Avery are the young rustic lovers. Meanwhile, their parents are indulging in such lascivious activities as chin-chucking, when the approach of the young 'uns causes them to hide in a closet. On finding someone in the closet, the kids call the cops...

The shenanigans offered in this one are uninspired for the Keystones of this period and the fact that the National Film Preservation Foundation has posted it to their website at sixteen frames a second makes it almost unwatchable -- you can see motion blur, one-word titles remain on the screen for four seconds and given that most one-reelers time in at eight minutes by the 1920s, the fifteen minutes this one takes to play out is almost unbearable -- at a guess it should be projected at no fewer than nineteen frames a second. I'd avoid this one until some one puts it out at a suitable speed.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed