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Why He Gave Up

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Why He Gave Up
Directed byHenry Lehrman
Mack Sennett
Written byElmer Booth
Story byGeorge Hennessey
Produced byMack Sennett
StarringFred Mace
Mabel Normand
CinematographyPercy Higginson
Distributed byGeneral Film Company
Release date
  • December 4, 1911 (1911-12-04) (United States)
Running time
12 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Why He Gave Up is a 1911 American short silent comedy film starring Fred Mace and Mabel Normand. The film was co-directed by Mack Sennett and Henry Lehrman and shot in Huntington, Long Island.[1]


  • Fred Mace as The Husband
  • Mabel Normand as The Wife
  • Edward Dillon as One of the Husband's Chums
  • William J. Butler as One of the Husband's Chums
  • Kathleen Butler as At Club
  • William Beaudine as At Club
  • W.C. Robinson as Cafe Employee / At Club
  • J. Waltham as At Club


  1. ^ Marshall, Wendy L. (2005). William Beaudine: From Silents To Television. Scarecrow Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-810-85218-7.

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