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The film was an implied insult to William S. Hart, who released public statements against Buster Keaton's friend Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle during his arrest and subsequent trial. Hart refused to talk to Keaton for many years after the film.
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Buster Keaton actually satirizes two of his famous contemporaries in this short: William S. Hart, of course, but also Erich von Stroheim. Near the end of the film, his female "victim" briefly visualizes Keaton dressed in the kind of elaborate, middle-European dress uniform (complete with monocle) favored by Von Stroheim during his "man-you-love-to-hate" phase.
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This film and the Ruth Roland serial The Timber Queen (1922) were neighboring productions in Truckee, California, in early 1922. A gag photo exists showing Ruth and Buster, wrapped in furs, sitting together on a dog sled with Ruth holding the reins.
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