Their First Mistake

Mrs Hardy is annoyed that her husband Oliver seems to spend more time with his friend Stanley than with her. After a furious argument, Mrs Hardy says that she is through if Ollie goes out with Stan again. Stan suggests that Ollie adopts a baby, which he does. Unfortunately, his wife has left their apartment on returning, and a process server delivers a paper informing Ollie that she is suing him for divorce, naming Stan as correspondent. The boys are now left to look after the infant on their own.

Berth Marks

The story involves Stan and Ollie as two musicians attempting to travel by train to Pottsville (presumably Pennsylvania, a very popular vaudeville performance location). It was only their second sound film, but a silent version was also made for cinemas at the time that were not equipped to show talkies.


Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation.

County Hospital

Ollie is in the hospital with a broken leg. Stan comes to visit him and all chaos breaks loose.

Twice Two

A year prior to the first scene, Stan married Ollie’s sister (played by Ollie), and Ollie married Stan’s sister (played by Stan) in a double wedding. They all live together and Stan and Ollie work in the same office.