~The Blizzard~
1921
~Plot Synopsis~
Vitagraph shot a number of comedian Jimmy Aubrey's two-reelers on location. This one was filmed in
Truckee, in northern California, in the middle of a frozen December, so its title was quite appropriate.
Jimmy is a resident at a shabby boarding house and a blizzard is blowing outside. While trying to keep the
cold air from coming in through the cracks, Jimmy breaks the whole window and is blown out into the
hall, where he knocks over the janitor (Oliver Hardy). The next morning, Jimmy shovels the snow out of
his window -- right onto the janitor and a cop. They go after him, and when he stops to pacify a crying
baby, the janitor catches up with him. Jimmy is getting the worst of it until the infant's mother (Maude
Emory) shows up. Then, somehow, he manages to get the upper hand. This does not impress the woman,
who happens to be the janitor's wife, and she begs him to stop. In spite of Jimmy's apologies, the janitor
tosses him out the window, and he lands in a waiting ambulance that drives off.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed & Written by: Jess Robbins
~Cast~

Jimmy Aubrey ...  The sleeper
Oliver Hardy ...  Janitor (as Babe Hardy)
Maude Emory ...  The girl / the mother
Jack Lloyd ...  A tenant
Vincent McDermott ...  Policeman
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Jimmy Aubrey Productions Inc. for Vitagraph
Company of America

Distribution Company: Vitagraph Company of America

Producer: Albert E. Smith
Assistant Director: Vincent McDermott

Length: 2 Reels
Runtime: 20 Minutes
Released: February 1921
Filmed on Location in Truckee, California, USA