What a Cinch (1915)

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This split-reel comedy features comedian Oliver Hardy some dozen years before he teamed up with Stan Laurel. Chief Myers (Hardy) and Lieutenant Dick Young (Raymond McKee) are rivals for the hand of Molly Mason (Frances Ne Moyer). Molly has promised the Chief (Hardy) that she will marry him once he has saved five hundred dollars. Young (McKee) is determined to keep the Chief from amassing this sum, and he comes up with a plan to trick both the Chief and a hated pawnbroker, Cohen (Billy Bowers). Dick pawns an inexpensive box and then later shows up in disguise and offers Cohen five hundred dollars for it. Cohen stalls him and then conspires with the Chief to buy the box from Dick. The Chief gives him four hundred dollars and they acquire Dick's mysterious box. When he discovers that Dick has cheated them out of the money, the Chief gives the pawnbroker a beating.