They could have done a lot more with this basic plot...
This Charley Chase short starts off very well with a clever gag involving a robbery and a safe. I won't say more--it would ruin the laugh. Soon after, there's a knock at the door--someone's left a baby. Charley and his wife decide to keep it--after all, it's a cute kid and they'd like a baby anyway. However, both turn out to be incredibly inept parents as they seem to know almost NOTHING about babies--even the basic stuff. As a result, the kid keeps them up all night until an annoyed neighbor tells them what to do.
The idea of a comedy involving a baby on the doorstep has promise. However, the writer didn't seem to know what to do with the idea. As a result, despite some promise, the film just seems to end with no real payoff or laughs. Not bad...just not all that good.
Clever robbery intro baby on doorstep
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