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Building a Fire (1914)

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Maggie, the cook, pretends to be ill so she doesn't have to make breakfast for the Jones family. When Mr. Jones tries to light the stove to make his own breakfast, it explodes.

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Mae Hotely ...
Maggie
Julia Calhoun ...
Mrs. Jones
Jerold T. Hevener ...
Mr. Jones
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Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
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Maggie, the cook, pretends to be ill so she doesn't have to make breakfast for the Jones family. When Mr. Jones tries to light the stove to make his own breakfast, it explodes.

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9 May 1914 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy With the Burglar's Help (1914). See more »

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The 22 Year Old Oliver Hardy
28 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the year that Charles Chaplin made his screen debut with the Keystone Film Company in 'Making A Living' on the 9th February 1914, Oliver Hardy (known as Babe Hardy) was earning a living by acting in one reelers such as 'Building A Fire'. He would have to wait until 1927 when he teamed up with Stan Laurel in the classic silent short film, 'You're Darn Tootin', before he would receive the same level of fame as Chaplin.


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