Why do I say that? Because this film is quite funny and full of Keaton pratfalls, but you have to turn off the sound to appreciate it. With sound, I find it embarrassing, even cringing to watch, but turn off the sound and, surprise! A good Keaton film! Or maybe more correctly, some good Keatonesque series of events: as a whole movie it obviously lacks the cohesive organization of a really good early Keaton silent, but it pops along at a good pace with one thing happening after another, and lots of good sight gags and physical comedy. The bit with the curtains is particularly interesting to watch when the sound is not distracting from the visuals. These Educational films really need to be restored and recirculated!
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