LOVE AND DUTY

A film by Will Louis

Cast : Oliver Hardy, Billy Ruge, Bert Tracy

1916 / slapstick / Etats-Unis / original title : LOVE AND DUTY / 9’ / Black & White / status : completed / Silent with music / short film / International catalog

Ollie is a love-struck private who is drilled by his unsympathetic lieutenant at reveille. The colonel of the regiment wants his daughter to marry the lieutenant but she has her heart set on the chubby-faced Hardy, who himself is in love with another woman. He is thrown into a cell for disobeying orders, where he later escapes with the assistance of his sweetheart, and a casual touch of assault when he bumps the guard with his large stomach. The final chase scene ends with everyone getting what they want.