Running four reels, My Valet was comedy producer Mack Sennett's contribution to the first Triangle Films program, which debuted at New York's Knickerbocker Theater on September 23, 1915. Popular Ziegfeld Follies star Raymond Hitchcock headed the cast, with such Keystone regulars as Mabel Normand, Fred Mace and Mack Sennett himself in support. Freely adapted from an old stage comedy, the story deals with the misadventures of a wealthy, fun-loving gent (Hitchcock) and his equally frolicsome valet (Sennett). After wreaking comic havoc on a train, our hero spots a pretty girl (Normand) on a busy New York street -- and instantly forgets all about the girl his parents have planned for him to marry, whom he's never met. Hoping to divest himself of his "arranged" bride, Hitchcock prevails upon his valet to impersonate him at his betrothed's home, never realizing that the girl he met on the street is the same girl that he's slated to marry! The film ends with a typical Sennett "thrill scene," as Hitchcock parachutes from a fourth-story hotel window to rescue the drowning heroine.
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