Thirty Days (1916)

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Often in Vim's Plump and Runt series, the two main characters are trying to deceive their wives -- and their efforts usually end in disaster. Here Plump (Oliver Hardy) and Runt (Billy Ruge) wind up in jail for 30 days when their poker game is raided. To keep their wives (Elsie McLeod and Florence McLoughlin) ignorant of the situation, they phone and say that they've gone on a month-long business trip. While they are locked up, a tramp (Bert Tracy) serving the same sentence attaches himself to them. He won't leave Plump and Runt alone, even after all three of them are released. In spite of Plump and Runt's best efforts to get rid of him, he follows them home. As a cover up, the guys introduce the tramp as a disguised and very well-known detective. But the tramp turns out to be such an annoying character that the wives, brandishing kitchen knives, chase him away.