The Midnight Cabaret (1923)

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For what this Larry Semon comedy lacked in originality, it made up for in gags (which was usually the case with Semon's films). Larry plays a waiter in a fashionable cabaret who befriends a dancer (Kathleen Myers) who also works there. The dancer is forced by the management to be friendly to the customers, and she's desperately trying to avoid the attentions of one patron in particular (Oliver Hardy). Meanwhile, above the cabaret, a group of anarchists is plotting (and stealing food from the cabaret besides). When Larry has the dancer's would-be suitor thrown out of the cabaret, the suitor joins up with the anarchists and they decide to blow up the joint. They aren't expecting Larry's intervention, however, and he gets rid of every bomb they toss. Since their plan isn't working, the anarchists decide to just plain rob the cabaret. Larry becomes a hero when he nabs the suitor turned anarchist and this wins the dancer's heart.