This is one of Charley's Jimmy Jump one-reelers, produced when he was re-establishing himself as an on-screen presence, but before he went to his beautifully constructed two-reelers. As a result, the characterization and plot are cut down to a bare minimum and the result, while sustained by his wonderful gag construction, is not particularly remarkable.
In this one he is a lightning rod salesman out west. His gags are funny -- he and Eddie Baker have a great sequence passing an incriminating wallet back and forth -- but the overall effect is a bit too rushed. While I enjoyed it, it is not a good vehicle to showcase Chase to someone unfamiliar with him.
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