Gus and the Anarchists (1915)

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Future comic great Oliver Hardy has a featured role in this Lubin split-reel short. When Rosy (Frances Ne Moyer) becomes the new cashier at Dreck's Café, one of the waiters, Gus (Charles W. Ritchie), falls hopelessly in love with her. He's so dumbstruck by her beauty that he pours soup on a patron's head and the proprietor, Tom Dreck (Hardy), fires him. Even though Rosy doesn't return Gus' love, she feels sorry for him and convinces Dreck to rehire him with the promise that she will cure him of his affection for her. After conspiring with the other employees at the café, Rosy sends a note to Gus, telling him that they can be together only if he joins her group of anarchists. He willingly agrees and heads for her home. He has second thoughts, however, when he sees that the sign over her door reads, "Suicide Club," and he is told that he must murder someone and then commit suicide. Cops (actually Dreck's employees in costume) raid the place and Gus escapes. As Rosy promised, he is cured of his love for her and once again becomes a hard-working employee.