Decorator (1920)

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The plot to many of the films Jimmy Aubrey made are interchangeable, with Aubrey constantly getting on the nerves of Oliver Hardy (who, years before teaming up with Stan Laurel, was already receiving kudos for his comedic talents). Here, Hardy is a millionaire and Aubrey is a decorator who has been hired to redo the house. Jimmy proves to be so troublesome that Hardy throws him out, but then after he goes out on some errands, Jimmy returns, bent on doing his job. The millionaire's rival stops by and tries to convince the cook (Kathleen Myers) to quit her job. Jimmy, thinking that the cook is actually the millionaire's wife, misunderstands the situation. When the rival tries to force the cook into leaving, Jimmy comes to her rescue. The grateful girl is giving Jimmy a big kiss when the millionaire returns, so it's a relief when he discovers she's merely the cook. But soon enough, Jimmy invokes the millionaire's fury once again -- just as soon as he reveals the results of his redecorating.