Oh, Mabel Behave (1922)

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Comedienne Mabel Normand left slapstick producer Mack Sennett in the hopes of starring in lighter comedies with Sam Goldwyn. Most of Normand's films with Goldwyn, however, were just not that good, and when her contract ended, Sennett was able to woo her back to his studio. Sennett bent over backwards to please his newly returned star, and this comedy is proof -- he plays the boob. Squire Peachem (Ford Sterling) wants to marry the innkeeper's daughter (Normand). Since Peachem has a hefty mortgage on the inn, he thinks he can use it to effect a union, but the girl is not interested in him. She already has a sweetheart, handsome Randolph Roanoke (Owen Moore). Peachem and his dumb-as-dirt assistant, Blaa Blaa (Sennett), try to keep Roanoke and Mabel apart. Their feeble attempts are in vain, and Mabel easily manages to outwit them and win the man she loves.