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The Water Cure (I) (1916)

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Plump and Runt leave their wives for a 'rest cure' at the seashore, where they meet two lovely young ladies. Unfortunately, their wives decide to follow them.


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Cast overview:
Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Billy Ruge ...
Elsie MacLeod
Florence McLaughlin ...
(as Florence McLoughlin)
Edna Reynolds
Bert Tracy
Joe Cohen


As a result of business worries, Plump and Runt determine to take a holiday and get the doctor to prescribe a week at the seashore. Away from their wives, they have a good time with two girls whose beaux have temporarily departed. Their wives follow them and, to escape, they are forced to enter the women's bathhouse, where they put on ladies' bathing suits and caps. After harrowing adventures they are finally run down, and rather than face their outraged partners they swim out to sea, leaving their wives pleading for them to return. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy





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11 May 1916 (USA)  »

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The 24 Year Old Oliver Hardy
29 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the year when Charles Chaplin signed up with Mutual Films to write, direct, produce and act in his own two reelers, Oliver Hardy earned his living by acting in one reelers such as 'The Water Cure'. He would have to wait until 1927 when he teamed up with Stan Laurel in the silent classic short film, 'You're Darn Tootin', before he would receive the same level of fame as Chaplin.

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