In this film, Snub Pollard plays a hobo who is sleeping out in the woods. Unknown to him, an escaped convict is loose and through some strange turns, Snub finds himself wearing not only the convict's clothes but a ball and chain! Now police are after poor Snub, though he manages to make his ways to town--where some cute gags occur as he tries to hide the ball and chain.
A bit later, he and the convict stumble upon the hideout where a little boy is being held prisoner. Wanting to do the right thing (and get the reward), they take the child home--or at least that's what they try to do. The gang returns and it's up to Snub to save the day.
While the print quality of this short is exceptional, it unfortunately isn't all that funny. There are a few laughs here and there but Snub just isn't in his element here and the film is a second-rate comedy.
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