Switches and Sweeties (1919)

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While most Jimmy Aubrey films didn't spend much time developing a plot, this two-reeler makes even less sense than the comedian's usual fare. Aubrey plays a janitor at a beauty parlor whose wife runs a gymnastics class in the same building. The police chief (Dick Smith) and his sergeant (Oliver Hardy) spend an inordinate amount of time patrolling the beauty shop, and the ex-police chief sets out to get revenge. After placing a bomb in a bouquet, he hands it to the janitor, who gives it to the sergeant. Thinking it will impress his boss, the sergeant claims it as his own gift before handing it to the chief. The chief hears the bomb ticking and winds up throwing both the sergeant and the janitor behind bars. After a series of gag-filled goings on, the chief decides to present some entertainment for the prisoners. This gets him into a load of trouble, and his job is handed over to the janitor.