One-Thing-At-A-Time O'day (1919)

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Bert Lytell stars in this light comedy, based on a Saturday Evening Post story by William Dudley Pelley. As one might guess from the film's title, Stradivarius O'Day (Lytell) is a country boy famous around town for doing only one thing at a time, but doing it well. When a circus comes through town he notices pretty bareback rider Prairie-Flower Marie (Eileen Percy) and immediately falls in love with her. He follows the circus around until the manager hires him to take care of his Ford. When the manager asks him to learn how to run it, the diligent O'Day does amazing things with the car. But it turns out that he has a rival for Marie's hand in strongman Gorilla Lawson (Stanton Heck). Lawson beats him up, and O'Day is determined to return the favor, so he asks his pugilist friend, Roughneck M'Dool (John Hack), to teach him how to fight. But on the day of their scheduled battle, Lawson decides to run off with the circus' money instead. O'Day heroically chases him down and lets him have it. He wins Marie and finally breaks his rule of doing only one thing at a time when he becomes the father of twins.