Trouble Brewing (1924)

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This was the last two-reel comedy that Larry Semon made for Vitagraph. It was so uninspired that the studio didn't want to accept it, but Semon was so busy hunting down a new studio that Vitagraph was eventually forced to take it to satisfy distributors' demands. It's clearly a rehash of past Semon films -- he plays a revenue agent who is on the trail of some bootleggers. The leader of the bootlegging gang (Oliver Hardy) attacks a pretty young girl (Carmelita Geraghty), but Larry comes to her aid. The bootlegger, aggravated by his intervention, gives chase, but Larry gets away and returns to the hotel, where he spies on the bellhops, who are receiving the illicit liquor to deliver to the guests. The bootlegger, determined to get rid of Larry once and for all, puts dynamite in some of the bottles, but he becomes a victim of his own scheme.