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26 December 1915 (USA) See more »
An inventor and his accomplice plan to rob a ship carrying gold bullion by using a submarine. A waiter overhears their plans, buys himself an admiral's uniform, tricks his way into command of the sub and plots to take the ship himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Syd Chaplin ... A Waiter
Phyllis Allen ... A Militant Guest
Glen Cavender ... A Shrewd Inventor / Ship Captain
Wesley Ruggles ... Inventor's Accomplice / Sub Officer
Josh Binney ... Hotel Manager (as Harold J. Binney)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Albert ... Man in Lobby with Bowtie (uncredited)
Frank Alexander ... Man on Crutches (uncredited)
Cecile Arnold ... A Peach at the Hotel (uncredited)
Minnie Chaplin ... Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
Ted Edwards ... Waiter (uncredited)

Louise Fazenda ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert ... Torpedo Loader (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Navigator / Torpedo Loader (uncredited)
Charles Lakin ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Grover Ligon ... Cook (uncredited)

Harold Lloyd ... Cook (uncredited)
Mort Peebles ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Fritz Schade ... Chef (uncredited)
Josef Swickard ... Surplus Store Owner (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Avery 
Syd Chaplin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mack Sennett 

Produced by
Mack Sennett .... producer
Production Management
Hampton Del Ruth .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grover G. Tigor .... assistant director

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24 min (TCM print)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
If you looked at the Allday 'American Slapstick' DVD...., 6 December 2006
Author: boblipton from New York City

....and paid attention to the written and spoken commentary, then if you are not terribly familiar with the people involved, you may taken on board a few false ideas: 1: Syd introduced brother Charlie to Fred Karno and thus produced one of the greatest talents in the movies. Uh, not quite. In fact, Charlie had been a boy actor, quite possibly being in one of William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes productions in 1905 as 'Billy the Page.' 2: This is the first appearance of Syd in any home video of any Syd Chaplin movie. Well, there is a seven- or eight-tape set of Keystones that is still floating around in which three of Syd's 'Gussle' shorts appear.

But of course, errors like that are irrelevant to any movie. How good is this movie? It's a pretty good Keystone three-reeler of the period, chaotic to the modern eye, but very funny.

And how is Syd? Well, you can see he's Charlie's brother and also a graduate of the Karno company..... look for the occasional 'interrupted line of movement' gag that most people know as seeming to offer to shake hands, that turns into flattening one's hair.

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