Yaps and Yokels (1919)

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This particular Jimmy Aubrey comedy actually has some sort of cohesive story line. Helping the laughs along (as he did in the first 24 films Aubrey made for Vitagraph) is Oliver Hardy, some eight years away from teaming up with Stan Laurel. Aubrey plays a tramp who falls for a pretty farmer's daughter. It turns out he has competition from the farm's hired hand (Hardy), who does his best to get rid of Jimmy. He's unsuccessful and Jimmy winds up sticking around and helping out. Unfortunately, Jimmy doesn't exactly know his way around a farm -- in fact he can't tell the bulls from the cows at milking time -- so he does more harm than good. The girl's father (Dick Smith) discovers that she is planning to elope, so he dresses up in her clothes to fool the object of her affections. Another girl who has a crush on Jimmy dresses up to look like the girl, too. Jimmy and the hired hand head for the preacher -- both with the wrong partners. The girl -- who was tied up by her father to keep her from going anywhere -- manages to free herself and shows up at the church too. Her real boyfriend, a soldier who has just returned from overseas, shows up, so the hired hand and Jimmy are both out of luck.