Why He Gave Up

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Why He Gave Up
Directed by Henry Lehrman
Mack Sennett
Produced by Mack Sennett
Written by Elmer Booth
Story by George Hennessey
Starring Fred Mace
Mabel Normand
Cinematography Percy Higginson
Distributed by General Film Company
Release date
  • December 4, 1911 (1911-12-04) (United States)
Running time
12 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
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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