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Vincent Bryan (writer)
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15 December 1918 (USA) See more »
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A tramp enters a cabaret and orders a drink, but then is thrown out when he cannot pay for it. After trying again... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Billy West ... A Customer

Oliver Hardy ... Head Waiter (as Babe Hardy)
Leo White ... The Prize Fighter
Ethelyn Gibson (as Ethlyn Gibson)

Charley Chase ... Piano Player (as Charles Parrott)
Bud Ross ... A Drunk (as Budd Ross)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanton Heck

Directed by
Charley Chase  (as Charles Parrott)
 
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Vincent Bryan  writer

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Milton Cohen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Benison (1998)
 

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Has Some Decent Material, With West As a Decent Chaplin Imitation, 8 November 2004
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

Billy West, who was among the better of the numerous Charlie Chaplin imitators of his era, does a reasonable job here of imitating Chaplin's style. There is also some decent comic material amidst the other more routine stretches, making "He's In Again" a mostly average but generally entertaining short comedy.

It sometimes seems odd how many comics of the era tried to imitate Chaplin's style and/or his material, yet the phenomenon is probably not much different from the various cinema fashions or fads of any era. Certainly in recent years, there seems to be no end to the succession of dreary, unimaginative "action" stars, all performing essentially the same character and material - and that's far from the only stock persona that occurs in movie after uninspired movie these days.

West is not bad as an imitator. He has recognizably the same kind of character as Chaplin's tramp - irresponsible but generally likable, unpredictable, and full of life. A fair amount of the material in this feature - with West's tramp character trying to hang out in a cabaret - has parallels to Chaplin's own shorts, while a couple of the ideas do seem to be relatively original, if not particularly creative.

There are a couple of good sequences here, while others contain some rather pointless activity. Oliver Hardy has a small role, and he helps out when he gets the chance. It's good enough to be at least average, and perhaps slightly better.

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