A Spanish Dilemma (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Jose and Carlos, brothers, are smitten with the same Senorita, and as she cares for the one as much as she does for the other, there comes the great difficulty of choosing, for brotherly ... See full summary »


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20 October 2012 | jayraskin1
| Funny Rivals Court a Cute Senorita
Fred Ward and Mack Sennett are two Spanish brothers seeking the hand of a lovely senorita played by Mabel Normand. They provide some simple amusement in this pleasant little ditty. They cut cards, do shooting tricks with a gun and duel with swords to determine who will be the one to get Mable.

Dell Henderson also appears as a friend trying to help Mable decide between the two brothers. Unfortunately Henderson and Ward physically look alike with both being slightly rotund, so I was not sure on first viewing who was who. It is easier to see the difference in scenes where they are together, Henderson is taller and Ward has more of a baby-face.

The first shot, about 30 seconds, seemed ruined, but the rest of the shots are fine.

The movie amounts to a little comedy sketch that would work well on Saturday Night Live today. The ending is a cute surprise.

This is a Vitagraph Film, but not much different than the Biograph films the cast starred in that same momentous year of 1912.


Release Date:

11 March 1912



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California, USA

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