The Other Girl (1917)

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This one-reel comedy from Vim -- one of a handful that were directed by future Stan Laurel partner Oliver Hardy -- should not be confused with the feature starring pugilist James J. Corbett, which came out a few months earlier. This film finds Hardy -- then known on film and in private life as Babe -- stuck in the middle between two women. Babe, believing that his sweetheart, Ethel (Ethel Burton), has jilted him, tries to drown his sorrows at a nightclub. Florence, an adventuress (Florence McLoughlin), discovers that the inebriated Babe is in line to inherit a vast estate, so she convinces him that they have been married. After he sobers up, Babe realizes that Ethel never left him in the first place, but he can't get rid of the insistent Florence. The two women are prepared to battle it out, but a detective reveals Florence's underhanded scheme. The film ends with Babe and Ethel happily back together.