He Laughs Last (1920)

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This two-reel comedy Western from second-tier comedian Jimmy Aubrey features a surprise ending. Aubrey is a prospector who happens on the town of Peace Center. In spite of its name, Peace Center is a rough town that goes through sheriffs on a daily basis. The town's bad guy (Oliver Hardy) tries to force himself on a pretty girl (Dixie Lamont) and Jimmy comes to her rescue. After beating up the bad guy, the girl suggests he become the town's new sheriff. This does not bode well for Jimmy, since the undertaker, to save time, immediately shows up and takes his measurements. But Jimmy does well at the job, and eventually he runs the bad guy and his henchmen out of town. As his reward, Jimmy believes he'll now get to marry the girl, but instead she weds the bad guy, who has reformed. Fed up with this turn of events, Jimmy turns in his badge and gets out of town.