The Counter Jumper (1922)

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This comedy Western was not one of Larry Semon's better two-reelers, although it does have a number of amusing gags. Glorietta Hope (Lucille Carlisle) owns a trading post where Larry is employed as a clerk. Accompanied by a mercenary suitor (Oliver Hardy), Glorietta shows up at the post to see how business is doing. It doesn't take long for Larry to get on the suitor's nerves and soon both the store's manager and the suitor are chasing after him. Even though the suitor fetches a justice of the peace, Glorietta refuses to marry him. As a consolation gift, he steals her pearls, and Larry chases after him. The plucky little store clerk saves the day by retrieving the pearls from the big bad guy. Semon had a habit of hiring his girlfriends to co-star with him in his films. Two of them -- Carlisle and Dorothy Dwan -- he married.