Healthy and Happy (1919)

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In the 1910s, comedy filmmakers had a fondness for alliterative titles, and that was never more apparent than in the Vitagraph films starring Jimmy Aubrey. All of Aubrey's first 12 films for the studio featured alliterative titles. This one was the fifth in the series. Quincy (Aubrey) loves a pretty nurse but for the life of him, he can't seem to hurt himself badly enough to land in the hospital where she works. He can't get a streetcar to run over him; he blows up a tree, but it's not the one he's standing next to. Finally, a helpful goat kicks him through one of the hospital's windows. Because Quincy can't afford to pay the bill, he winds up helping out at the hospital, even operating on a patient. A doctor (Oliver Hardy), who is also Quincy's rival for the girl's hand, tries to operate on Quincy -- with a lot of gadgets not generally seen in an operating room. Mayhem ensues.