In his dozen years at Roach, Charley Chase structured his comedies as quick farces, built on characters who were a bit ditzy but believable, thrust into situations in which the gags could be inserted: appropriate, understandable, and very funny. When Roach closed down the short department and Charley moved to Columbia, he struggled with the house style, which was generally better suited to low comedy. However, gradually he worked out a style of short pitched midway between the two and created some great comedies. This is one of them.
Charley is a theatrical agent whose high-class girl friend, Gloria Blondell, believes the newspaper stories that he is a wolf. So, when some clients leave a fur coat with him so the sheriff won't take it for non-payment, Charley is cornered into giving her the coat.... and taking her and her parents to the night club where his clients are working.
It's all believable, if barely, and the gags arise from that. If the jokes are pitched towards the Columbia large and loud style, Charley knew how to deal with that. There's even a nice running gag in which old-timer George Cleveland gets a lot of laughs, with a lovely payoff.
Although Charley would do even better, this is a fine comedy and should please his fans.
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