After he dropped out as a Chaplin imitator, Billy West floundered a lot. He continued to make very funny comedies -- this is one of them -- but he lacked much of a personality. In this one, we have a perfectly timed series of gags about what happens when the very popular Bill returns to town. Who he is and what differentiates him, except for his lack of make-up, from a white-faced clown, we don't know.
There were ways around this: Harold Lloyd simply turned back to single-reelers with a weekly schedule until he could figure out who his Glasses character was. But by the time Billy West tried to become his own man, there was too much competition.
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