At football-mad Castoria College, Charlie Horse and Phil McCavity are two of the football team's players. Through sheer luck, they manage to lead their team to victory in the last game ... See full summary »

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Harry Gribbon ...
Phil McCavity
Jack Cooper ...
Charlie Horse
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Alma Matter
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Mrs. Matter - Alma's Mother
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Mr. Matter - Alma's Father
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Kewpie Morgan ...
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Barney Hellum ...
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Kalla Pasha ...
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At football-mad Castoria College, Charlie Horse and Phil McCavity are two of the football team's players. Through sheer luck, they manage to lead their team to victory in the last game before graduation. Following graduation, Alma Matter, a pretty coed to who Phil is attracted, holds a reunion party at her parent's house. Alma has become an aviatrix and wants Charlie's help is getting her plane ready for a flight, as he has become a blacksmith who has supposed expertise in mechanics. Problems end up occurring on her flight, and only Charlie's ingenuity may be able to save the day,... or not. Written by Huggo

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24 February 1924 (USA)  »

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Ora Bolas  »

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The title is a play on words; _Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1923)_, was one of 1923's biggest hits. See more »

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Two One-Reelers Smashed Together Into Nothing Unique
22 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An average compilation of Sennett randomness -- this one offers two complete one-reelers under one title, and a single cast for both comedies. The first one is a football game done keystone style (with watermelons, beehives, and other implements periodically substituting for the football.) It all feels like a rather bad cartoon, and the nondescript lead comics do not help here.

The second reel joins our heroes after graduation, and contains some very funny blacksmith gags. (The idea that a magnet and a horseshoe look an awful lot alike gets a lot of play here.) After that, the heroine, after wearing a bathing suit to entertain the gentlemen in the audience for a moment, goes up in an airplane but can't control it, causing our hero blacksmith (who is an inventor -- who knew) to chase her using his bicycle/airplane invention. Crude animation is used to simulate Larry Semon style heroics, and serves as a reminder how amazing some of Semon's stunts can be.

All in all. Average product by nondescript comics, smoothly directed, but likely promptly forgotten.


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