A Warm Reception (1916)

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This Vim comedy starring Oliver Hardy uses the old plot line of the mother who wants her daughter to marry nobility. The mother in this case is big Kate Price, and the daughter is Vim stock player Florence McLoughlin. Mrs. Price is so determined that her daughter marry well that she banishes the girl's sweetheart, Babe (Hardy), and invites Count de Appetyte (Joe Cohen) to lunch. Babe rounds up a group of his friends to kidnap Mrs. Price, and then dresses up in her clothes and impersonates her in front of the count, doing everything he can to make him not want her as a mother-in-law. After taking a lot of abuse, the count leaves, and Babe changes back into his regular clothes to "save" Mrs. Price from the kidnappers. Mrs. Price is so grateful to him that she allows him to keep seeing her daughter. Although Raymond McKee was apparently going to play the count at one point and is mentioned in press material, it's clearly Joe Cohen who plays him in the actual film.