|Tillie Wakes Up|
|Directed by||Harry Davenport|
|Written by||Frances Marion|
|Story by||Mark Swan|
|Starring|| Marie Dressler |
Rubye De Remer
|Distributed by||World Film Corporation|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Tillie Wakes Up, also known as Meal Ticket (Working title: Tillie's Night Out),is a 1917 American slapstick comedy film, and a quasi-sequel to Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) and Tillie's Tomato Surprise (1915) starring Marie Dressler as Tillie for the third time, albeit with a different last name in Tillie Wakes Up, which could be explained by the fact that her character has been married. The movie was produced by Peerless Pictures Studios and World Film Corporation, directed by Harry Davenport, and written by Frances Marion from a story by Mark Swan. The supporting cast features Johnny Hines, Frank Beamish, Rubye De Remer, Ruth Barrett and Jack Brawn.
The film takes place in the Coney Island amusement park.
Tillie and her neighbor Mr. Pipkins are both distraught over their respective marriages. One day, they sneak off to have a lively time at Coney Island. They flee the park together just as their spouses come to find them. After a chase, each is rescued from the ocean and reconcile with their respective spouses.
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"It was a subsidiary of Universal Pictures and employed Universal stars and used Universal’s facilities but the pictures were marketed independently from Carl Laemmle’s umbrella company."—Anke Brouwers