Synopsis by Janiss Garza
In Vim's Plump and Runt series, Oliver Hardy and Billy Ruge were rivals almost as often as they were pals, making them a markedly different sort of team from Hardy's later partnership with brilliant comic mastermind Stan Laurel. Here Plump (Hardy) and Runt (Ruge) want the same girl, Elsie (Elsie McLeod). Either out of materialism or indecision, Elsie tells them she will choose the man who gets the better job. Runt lands employment as a bank's office boy. Plump, after a few failures, finally rescues the bank president's daughter and is hired as superintendent. The first thing he does is fire Runt. After finding out about Plump's new position, Elsie changes a dance invitation from Runt's name to that of Plump's. But Runt has gotten a job at a tailor's shop and when Plump brings his suit in to be pressed, he steals it and wears it to the dance himself. Left no other alternative, Plump shows up wearing a barrel. Elsie listens sympathetically to his tale of woe and he wins her heart. This one-reel comedy should in no way, shape or form be confused with the 1915 feature, which was based on a Rupert Hughes novel.
adversity, bachelorette, girl, love, rurality, triumph