Aunt Bill (1916)

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Note that no women were used to portray either the real aunt or her impostor in this Plump and Runt comedy from Vim -- both characters were comedians in drag. Plump (Oliver Hardy) and Runt (Billy Ruge) have run themselves into debt and are hopeful that their wives' wealthy aunt (Bert Tracy) will come through with a fat check. When the aunt is on her way for a visit, the pair brag to their club mates about her, and the clubmen decide to have some fun. They dress up one of their own (Billy Bletcher) as the aunt, hoping to fool their pals for a good laugh. Runt, however, finds out about the scheme and tells Plump. Unfortunately, the aunt that shows up first is the real one, and she suffers a lot of rough treatment from the boys. As she storms out, she runs into the phony aunt, and there are explanations all around. The aunt is nonetheless unforgiving and tears up the ten thousand dollar check she was going to give the guys.