Fred Mace and Henry Lehrman steal Kops Chief Ford Sterling's gift to his wife, then fall out. There is much gun play in this split-reel comedy.
Although a lot of Keystones spoofed the work of Sennett's old boss, D.W. Griffith, this one seems more squarely aimed at Lois Weber, with its Dutch angles and moving close-ups that involve the camera standing still while the actors stalk past it. Clearly Sennett would make fun of anyone.
This short film is very rare, but a good print survives in the Belgian Royal Archives and they have just posted a copy to Youtube. Enjoy!
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