A one-reeler from Charley's 'Jimmy Jump' period, this is a competent comedy with a number of good set-piece gags, but almost nothing in the way of either character development or extended gags -- it's amazing how going from eight to 16 minutes opened up the ability of Charley and Leo McCarey to make not just a good comedy, but a great one.
In large part, I suspect, Charley was still working his way into the character and still going with what today would be considered G-rated material: no naked ladies, a la LIMOUSINE LOVE, no grotesqueries a la HIS WOODEN WEDDING, no fantasy sequences like LOOKING FOR SALLY and no subtext worth mentioning. But there are a couple of good laughs here and an actual story, abbreviated though it may be.
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