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Baby Doll


Many silent comedies were based on the tale of the uncle who wants to give his nephew an inheritance -- provided the young man is married and settled down. For one reason or another, however, the nephew is spouse-less and must dig up a temporary "wife" for the uncle. This idea was never done better than in Laurel and Hardy's 1929 two-reeler That's My Wife, in which Stan Laurel dresses up as Oliver Hardy's better half. But 13 years earlier, Hardy played the "wife" in a Plump and Runt comedy for...more