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County Hospital


Plot? We don’t need no steenkin’ plot! A two-reeler doesn’t really need much of a plot, and this one demonstrates that you don’t need one at all. Just a situation: Ollie is in the hospital with his leg in traction, in a cast. (As soon as you see that rope on his leg, you know he will soon be hanging from it.) Stan pays him a visit. Chaos ensues. This one features the great Billy Gilbert, he of the bellowing voice, the stuffed shirt, and the explosive temper, as in The Music Box. Here he is a doctor, the soul of reason until he finds himself dangling out a zillionth-floor window, attached by a rope to Ollie’s cast. Then he gets a little pissed …