Helen Holmes in On His Wedding Day 1913 000 

   Helen Holmes looks on as Ford Sterling prepares to sneeze

Directed by                Mack Sennett
Produced by              Keystone Film Company
Starring                     Ford Sterling, Dot Farley, Mabel Normand, Nick Cogley, Hale Studebaker, Helen Holmes
Cinematography       unknown
Distributed by           Mutual Film Corporation
Release date               March 31, 1913
Running time             6 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


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"On His Wedding Day" is a short comedy directed by Mack Sennett.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the contributions of our star Helen Holmes.

This is the earliest surviving film with Helen Holmes and her only second screen appearance. She has a small part as a wedding guest and in this role we can see the humble beginnings of her distinguished career. Helen Holmes became the audacious star of "The Hazards of Helen" a year and a half later, acting as the heroine of numerous railroad adventures.


Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling in On His Wedding Day 1913 008 

   Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling


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