Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married. But when Mrs. Hardy walks out just before Uncle Bernal is due for a visit... See full summary »
Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out. Mrs. Kennedy, Oliver's beautiful neighbor from across the hall,... See full summary »
Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »
On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver get a phone call from a fellow lodge member who tells them a surprise stag party in ... See full summary »
James W. Horne,
Stan & Ollie find work as debt collectors. Their first assignment is to collect a late payment on a radio set. The owner refuses to pay the debt, so Stan & Ollie decide to reclaim the set. ... See full summary »
In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood, and then their instruments are smashed in a run-in with a formidable ... See full summary »
Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat ... See full summary »
Papa Gimplewart (Davidson) is an unlucky man he has three ne'er do well grown children. They all are bone-lazy and none too bright. Papa is adamant that the boys get jobs; he gives the incompetent Abie a truck to operate a hauling business. Before getting to the street Abie destroys a shed and part of the house in a funny albeit destructive scene. Papa next goes to work on the other son, Junior, and goes with him in search of a job including that of a Charleston dancer. Coming upon a trolley accident, Papa tells Junior to sneak into the overturned trolley; soon Junior is pulled out of the trolley and taken off in an ambulance. The funniest part of the short is when two men come to the house and papa thinks they're investigators looking into the accident. Hiding one leg, Junior pretends that a wooden leg is his actual leg and that he is paralyzed. The case ends up in court and defending the trolley company is Aaron, Papa Gimplewart's daughter's beau. Papa had told Aaron that he could marry his daughter Rachel after he won his first case. The court scene is a hoot with Papa being found out in a number of lies. Max Davidson had such an expressive face and gestures. This short is better than many a comedy silent I have seen (and certainly funnier that many a sitcom episode).
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