Avery DuPoise is a wealthy business man, organising a race. He meets one the competitors of the race, who is in love with DuPoises daughter. Another competitor crashes into the action, who ... See full summary »
Director Larry Semon and a young Stan Laurel costar as prisoners loafing on the chain gang. As both comrades and rivals, their paired movements result in strikingly choreographed slapstick.... See full summary »
The film is very scattershot, barely developing one comic situation before moving on to another, and another. As a result, it seems much longer than it is. It has one laugh-out-loud gag, despite its racist premise: a black man attempts escape from what he thinks is a ghost. The actor does a magnificent job of looking like he's trying to run away while terror leaves his feet stubbornly rooted to the ground. For Laurel and Hardy fans, it's interesting to see Oliver Hardy before he'd developed his meticulous, slow-burning character.
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