Hearts in Hock (1919)

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This two-reel comedy was the last Oliver Hardy would make for Henry Lehrman's L-KO studio. It was also the last time Hardy and Charley Chase (who, in 1919, was billed under his real name, Charles Parrott) would work together until 1925, when they would both appear in Isn't Life Terrible? for Hal Roach. Another member of this film's cast is Bartine Burkett, who was later Buster Keaton's co-star in The High Sign. The courtroom of Judge Barl E. Korn (Hardy) is next door to a pawnshop. Judge Korn finds himself in the midst of odd legal wranglings when Flippant Flossie, an employee at the pawnshop, winds up with a stolen purse. The purse gets passed around from person to person, including the judge's wife and a character named Gumshoe Gus. There is a trial, and it turns out the judge himself had accidentally handed the purse to the thief in the first place.