Distilled Love (1919)

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Judging from existing footage, this comedy, featuring Alice Howell and a pre-Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy, may be a combination of two different films. It was shot long before its April 1920 release date, probably at the lot where L-KO studios and Century Comedies were shot (Hardy was working for L-KO at the same time Howell was at Century). Howell plays a milkmaid who works for a colorblind artist. The artist is arrested for moonshining, even though the real culprit is one Peeble Ford, a con artist (Hardy). The maid finds a baby, and the artist's wife, believing that it really is Alice's, kicks her out. Alice teams up with Ford, dancing in the streets for spare change with Ford grinding an organ. The revenue agent who arrested the artist sees Alice and invites her to his home. In spite of her crude, low-class behavior, the revenuer falls in love with her.