Jean "Babe" London (Ruth Glover) (28 August 1901 - 29 November 1980) was an American motion-picture actress and comedian, most remembered for her onetime-only partnership with Oliver Hardy, in the 1931's Laurel and Hardy's two-reeler Our Wife.
London began her screen career as a teenager. She debuted in The Expert Eloper and then appeared in A Day's Pleasure, performing opposite Charlie Chaplin. The two played seasick tourists on an excursion boat.
London appeared in more than 50 silent films, including The Perfect Flapper, The Boob and the 1928 version of Tillie's Punctured Romance starring W. C. Fields. She worked with all the funny men of the day, including Harry Langdon and Chester Conklin.
At the height of her career, London weighed 255 pounds. Later, a heart condition necessitated a loss of 100 pounds, and her movie offers declined along with her weight. She never regained her earlier success. Her last appearance on screen was in 1971's Kotch.
Our Wife is a 1931 Hal Roach's two-reel comedy film, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.Oliver is making plans to be married to his sweetheart Dulcy, but the plans are thwarted when Dulcy's father sees a picture of Ollie and forbids the marriage. The couple plan to elope, and steal away at night to a Justice of the Peace. After typical Laurel and Hardy blundering, they manage to sneak the girl away from her father's house.After this, most of the short involves the effort by Stan to cram Ollie, his gargantuan fiancée, several outsize suitcases and, finally, himself into a tiny car he provided for their elopement.The cross-eyed justice winds up marrying Ollie to Stan and there the short film ends.... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022238
A Day's Pleasure was Charlie Chaplin's fourth film for First National Films. It was created at the Chaplin Studio. It was a quickly made two-reeler to help fill a gap while working on his first feature The Kid. It is about a day outing with his wife and the kids and things don't go smoothly. Edna Purviance plays Chaplin's wife and Jackie Coogan one of the kids. The first scene shows the Chaplin Studio corner office in the background while Chaplin tries to get his car started.