Mack Sennett
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Mack Sennett
*January 17, 1880 Richmond, Canada
as Michael Sinnott
November 5, 1960 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Canadian-born American director and actor, the innovator of slapstick comedy in film.



Days of Thrills and Laughter


The Golden Age of Comedy


Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops


Down Memory Lane


Hollywood Cavalcade


Hollywood Boulevard


The Timid Young Man


The Fatal Glass of Beer
The Barber Shop
Feeling Rosy
The Pharmacist


The Dentist




Average Husband


Girl Crazy
Matchmaking Mamma
Button My Back
The Bride's Relations
A Hollywood Star


The Good-bye Kiss
Motorboat Mamas
The Beach Club
The Campus Vamp
His Unlucky Night
The Bicycle Flirt
The Bargain Hunt
The Chicken
The Best Man
The Lion's Roar


Crazy to Act


Circus Today


The Extra Girl
The Shriek of Araby


The Crossroads of New York


A Small Town Idol
Molly O'
A Perfect Crime


Married Life


Yankee Doodle in Berlin




Dangers of a Bride
Teddy at the Throttle
The Sultan's Wife
A Love Case
The Pullman Bride


A Social Club
Haystacks and Steeples
A Dash of Courage
Hearts and Sparks
The Nick of Time Baby
The Danger Girl
Fatty and Mabel Adrift


Fatty and the Broadway Stars
The Little Teacher
Saved by Wireless
Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day
Mabel and Fatty's Married Life
Mabel, Fatty and the Law
Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco
Fatty's Plucky Pup
Wished on Mabel
Court House Crooks
Mabel Lost and Won
That Little Band of Gold
A Game Old Knight
Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life


A Busy Day
The Knockout
Tillie's Punctured Romance
Mabel's Strange Predicament
A Film Johnnie
Tango Tangles
Cruel, Cruel Love
Mabel at the Wheel
Twenty Minutes of Love
The Fatal Mallet
Mabel's Busy Day
The Property Man
A Bath House Beauty
Dough and Dynamite
Getting Acquainted
His Favorite Pastime
The Face on the Bar Room Floor
Gentlemen of Nerve
Laughing Gas
Those Love Pangs
His New Profession
Caught in a Cabaret
His Trysting Place
Making a Living
His Musical Career
Her Friend the Bandit
His Prehistoric Past
Between Showers
Mabel's Married Life
The New Janitor
The Rounders
Caught in the Rain
Kid Auto Races at Venice
The Masquerader
The Star Boarder


Mabel's New Hero
A Strong Revenge
That Ragtime Band
Cohen Saves the Flag
Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life
Hide and Seek
Fatty at San Diego
The Speed Kings


The New York Hat
The Water Nymph


His Trust Fulfilled
His Trust
Fisher Folks


Happy Jack, a Hero
In the Border States
The Call to Arms
The Cloister's Touch


The Red Man's View
The Winning Coat
In Old Kentucky
A Corner in Wheat
A Drunkard's Reformation
The Lonely Villa
The Politicians Love Story
Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience


The Guerrilla

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Books by Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett as told to Cameron Shipp
King of Comedy
New York 1954
Books with substantial mentioning of Mack Sennett
Brian J. Robb
Silent cinema
Harpenden, Herts, 2007

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 2. Directors
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Andrew Sarris (editor)
The St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia
Detroit - New York - Toronto - London, 1998

Glenn Mitchell
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy, An Illustrated Companion
London, 1998

Ann Lloyd (ed.)
Movies of the Silent Years
London, 1985

Richard Koszarski
Hollywood Directors, 1914-1940
New York, 1976

Walter Kerr
The Silent Clowns
New York, 1975

Stanley Hochman (ed.)
A Library of Film Criticism, American Film Directors
New York, 1974

Charles Donald Fox and Milton L. Silver (eds.)
Who's Who on the Screen
New York City, 1920
Books with an entry on Mack Sennett
Richard Abel (ed.)
Encyclopedia of early cinema
London and New York, 2005

David Thomson
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
New York, 2003

Joe Franklin
Encyclopedia of Comedians
Secaucus, N.J., 1979
Books with photograph(s) of Mack Sennett
Charles Donald Fox and Milton L. Silver (eds.)
Who's Who on the Screen
New York City, 1920
Articles with substantial mentioning of Mack Sennett