Love, Loot And Crash  
24 April 1915
Keystone Film Company/Mutual Film
silent short

Director: Frank C. Griffin  Producer: Mack Sennett

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  The film begins with Mary and her father in their kitchen.  She is happily wiping up dishes whilst he is down on the floor getting frustrated with his inability to light the stove.  Mary (Fontaine La Rue) assists her father (Josef Swickard) by pouring some water into the kettle on the cooker, but this causes a burst of flames to shoot out of the rings.  After she picks him up off the floor, he angrily remonstrates with her (like it's somehow her fault?)
Elsewhere, two shady-looking gentlemen read a newspaper advert that a "fashionable cook" is sought in a banker's home.

•Filmed in Ocean Park, California.

Did you notice?
•The banker and his daughter live at 223 Silver Drive.

DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - Charley Chase
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - Fontaine La Rue
Mary, the banker's daughter
  Josef Swickard
Mary's father
  William Hauber
Male crook
  Fritz Schade
Plump female crook
  Robert P. Kerr
Harold Lloyd
Italian fruit vendor


Acknowledgements: (Silent,_Loot_and_Crash (Wikipedia) (Internet archive)
"Smile When The Raindrops Fall" by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds (book)

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