Squeaks and Squawks (1920)

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This two-reel comedy is one of Vitagraph's more amusing vehicles for their second-string comic Jimmy Aubrey (their first-stringer at the time was Larry Semon). Aubrey plays a mechanic who goes to work for the village blacksmith (Dick Dickinson), but spends more time mooning over the blacksmith's daughter (Dixie Lamont). Because of Jimmy's ineptitude, the blacksmith can't pay his rent and the landlord (Oliver Hardy, looking appropriately villainous) threatens to marry the daughter to settle the debt. The blacksmith goes after the cause of his trouble -- Jimmy -- who escapes by hiding in the landlord's limo. There, he finds a strongbox and takes out enough money to help out the girl. The only problem is that she has already agreed to marry the bad guy. Jimmy chases after them and the pursuit ends when they all go over a cliff. In the end, Jimmy manages to hand over the money and earn the girl's love.