Mysterious Stranger (1920)

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Comedian Jimmy Aubrey thwarts a Spanish revolution in this two-reel Vitagraph comedy. The favorite toreador (Oliver Hardy) of a sleepy little Spanish town is the mastermind behind the planned overthrow. The government, aware of his plot, has sent a spy to investigate. When Jimmy arrives in town, he is mistaken for the spy (which clearly doesn't say much for the current regime). The revolutionaries put him behind bars to keep him out of the way, but he escapes, dressed in the warden's outfit. At a tavern, he is busy rescuing the ladies from a threatening mouse when he's seen by the toreador and his henchmen. A bull breaks loose and charges into the plaza, scaring off the bad guys before they can do Jimmy any damage. Jimmy, who knows nothing about bulls, leaps on its back and squelches the revolution. For his efforts, he wins the village's prettiest maiden (Maude Emory).