Forgotten Sweeties (1927)

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Mitchell Lewis was known for his menacing characters in many a silent drama. Here, he plays one in a two-reel Hal Roach comedy starring Charley Chase. It's a pretty typical farcical tale -- Chase's former sweetheart (Anita Garvin) has married a big brute (Lewis), and they move in down the hall from him. The ex-girlfriend's presence makes Chase's wife (Shirley Palmer) jealous, and the girl's ill-tempered husband isn't too thrilled with the situation, either. Ultimately, Chase's wife moves into another apartment, while the ex-girlfriend and her husband take over Chase's old place. A note informing Chase that he has moved never gets to him, so he goes to his old apartment and proceeds to get ready for bed. When the husband finds the interloper making himself at home, Chase's very existence is at risk. Much mayhem ensues as Chase tries to save his skin. Eventually everything gets straightened out.