When Kalla Pasha persuades Billy Bevan to handcuff himself so Kalla can steal the contents of the safe, Billy finds himself on patrol, where an escaping prisoner steals his uniform and stuffs Billy into his own striped prison garb. After that, things get very silly in this high-speed Sennett comedy.
The indefatigable David Glass has done a "reconstruction" of this comedy -- whatever that may mean -- and posted the 10-minute result to Youtube. His sources may include the 1940s short "Happy Times and Jolly Moments", but no matter whence this came, it's a highly enjoyable end result. Bevan was at this point Sennett's leading utility comic; he also had a fine career after the silent era as a supporting player. This one is definitely worth the six hundred seconds it will take to watch.
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