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One Too Many (1916)

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When his uncle arrives for a visit, Plump has to find a wife and baby in a hurry. With the help of his friend, Runt, soon there are wives and babies everywhere.


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Cast overview:
Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Billy Ruge ...
Unhappy Boarder
Joe Cohen
Edna Reynolds ...
Madelyn Hardy ...
Woman on street


Plump, a bachelor wastrel who drinks too much and sleeps until noon, learns that his uncle, who thinks Plump is married with a baby, will arrive for a visit in two hours. He throws cash at the building's errand "boy," a small man who goes about grabbing or renting small children from their mothers then bribing various women to pose as Plump's wife. As Uncle John's arrival nears, Plump in desperation swaddles the errand boy and puts him in the crib. With various infants and women coming in and out, and several men looking for their lost babies or lost wives, will Plump pull off his deception? Written by <>

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Comedy | Short


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17 February 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uno es demasiado  »

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A Chaotic Jumble That's Not Really Worth Watching
24 March 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

While this short comedy holds some interest for the chance to see a very young Oliver Hardy, it is really not very good at all. Whatever potential there was from the story and cast is quickly wasted, and it is just a chaotic and sometimes incomprehensible jumble that really goes nowhere. By the time this feature was filmed, many good comedies had already been made, and it just should have been a lot better.

The premise of the story is that Hardy's character has put himself in a spot by giving his uncle a false impression about the status of his home life, and this sparks a lot of frantic running around by Hardy, his associates, and his neighbors. Most of their running around is incomprehensible and senseless. This is the kind of setup that can be pretty amusing when written and directed with skill - but that is unwatchable if not done carefully. Unfortunately, the latter is the case here. Not even an emerging talent like Hardy can save this kind of mess.

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