Charley Chase does Max Linder's fake mirror routine, ten years before Marx Brothers stole it from him!
Cute Chase comedy starts with Charley getting his car stolen from in front of his girlfriend's house. He runs inside for help but her policeman father is in the bath tub! So he steals her father's cop uniform and gives runs after thief. Once caught the thief insists on going to jail (he wants food & shelter) so Charley grudgingly drags him there. Once in the police station Charlie is grabbed to go Keystone cops style after lunatic Larry, an escaped mental patient. When the first set of policemen get thrown out of the windows by the loon Charley is forced to out smart him. He dresses and disguises himself to look like the lunatic who he sees making faces into a mirror that is hanging on an inside door. With his look-a-like appearance Charley opens the door and mimics the crazy man pretending to be his reflection in the mirror. But the mentally disturbed criminal suspects something fishy and tries to out smart Charley ... In the end Chase rules and captures the criminal and his girlfriend's father gets the $1,000 reward because no one knew Charley's name but they did get his badge number!
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