It's hard to believe that back in the early 1920s, Larry Semon was one of the top movie comics--as he is practically unheard of today. In fact, I think the only reason I found this short on DVD was because like many of Semon's films, his co-star was Oliver Hardy and this film was part of Passport Video's "The Laurel OR Hardy Collection"--films featuring one or the other before they were permanently teamed in 1927.
While this is not a bad film, it's not particularly inspired either and ranks as just another mediocre Semon film. On a few occasions, his shorts were brilliant, but this time it lacks the energy and amazing stunt-work that set his best films apart from most of the rest. Nothing special, but also worth a peek if you want to see Hardy in action as a villain.
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