Maids and Muslin (1920)

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Oliver Hardy had featured roles in two dozen Jimmy Aubrey films while Aubrey was signed to Vitagraph. As many other comedians before and after him discovered, Aubrey was really no match for Hardy's comedic skill and quite often, the star would find himself upstaged. Although Mr. Bolts (Aubrey) and Mr. Yards (Hardy) have a partnership in a department store, they're rivals for the hand of the attractive casher. Revenge comes before business when Yards discovers that the girl has chosen Bolts over him. When he can't break up the relationship, and beating up Bolts brings little satisfaction, Yards gets his hands on a bag of counterfeit bills. In an attempt to set Bolts up, he places the bag in the safe, not realizing it has gotten switched with a customer's bag of real money. Yards has Bolts arrested as a counterfeiter, but the customer returns to the store with the fake bills and fingers Yards as the guy who made the switch. Yards is taken away, and Bolts and the girl end the film happily.