Along Came Auntie (1926)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Once again, Oliver Hardy offers fine support to Glenn Tryon, who had his own comedy series at the Hal Roach studios. Vivien Oakland plays Tryon's wife. Left alone while her husband is on vacation, she is being plagued by bill collectors. To make some money, she takes in a boarder, but the man who answers her ad happens to be her first husband, a musician (Hardy, wearing a big moustache and curly, tousled hair). Tryon arrives home, not only surprised to find the boarder, but also surprised to discover that his wife had been married before. To complicate matters, Vivien's wealthy aunt (Lucy Beaumont) is coming to visit, and she hates divorce. Since she has told Vivien that she will get no money if she has dumped her first husband, Vivien is forced to pretend she is still married to Hardy, while Tryon plays the boarder. After a lot of weird antics, the aunt starts thinking that her niece and the "boarder" are having an affair. Eventually the truth comes out. According to Rob Stone's book, Laurel or Hardy, there was an unused ending in which Hardy winds up married to the aunt.

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aunt, vacation, wife, ex-husband