Blizzard (1921)

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Vitagraph shot a number of comedian Jimmy Aubrey's two-reelers on location. This one was filmed in Truckee, in northern California, in the middle of a frozen December, so its title was quite appropriate. Jimmy is a resident at a shabby boarding house and a blizzard is blowing outside. While trying to keep the cold air from coming in through the cracks, Jimmy breaks the whole window and is blown out into the hall, where he knocks over the janitor (Oliver Hardy). The next morning, Jimmy shovels the snow out of his window -- right onto the janitor and a cop. They go after him, and when he stops to pacify a crying baby, the janitor catches up with him. Jimmy is getting the worst of it until the infant's mother (Maude Emory) shows up. Then, somehow, he manages to get the upper hand. This does not impress the woman, who happens to be the janitor's wife, and she begs him to stop. In spite of Jimmy's apologies, the janitor tosses him out the window, and he lands in a waiting ambulance that drives off.