As a group of traveling players are about to arrive at the opera house where they have their next engagement, the manager of the house is in the process of venting his frustrations with his crew. Harold, one of the stage hands, takes a liking to one of the dancers, and he willingly helps her with her baggage - until he realizes that one of her props is a live snake, which causes turmoil when he allows it to get loose. Then, when the show begins, Harold ends up causing further disruptions. Written by
Harold Lloyd as a stage-hand in a vaudeville theatre, love-sick for the leading lady, Bebe Daniels. The usual jokes you'd expect are all present - props (snakes!), curtain pulls and disappearing feet, trap-doors, trick sets.
The movie opens with Lloyd, it seems, as a bartender, but this is revealed to be just another set he should be clearing away rather than pretending to make cocktails. His hat at a tilt, he swaggers around the backstage area trying to put on the chat and impress the glamorous Bebe. Of course, this boy won't get anywhere.
Slight, but enjoyable.
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