A country boy is leaving home for the city, offering promises of good behavior to his family. Finding city life difficult, it is not long before he makes an enemy of bad-tempered Bull Buckley. Unable to make peace, the young man has a series of altercations with Buckley before his antagonist is finally arrested. The boy then wanders into a café frequented by movie stars, and is soon offered a part filling in for Lloyd Hamilton, whom he closely resembles. But he soon finds out that movie life has its complications.Written by
This movie stars Lloyd Hamilton (a silent screen comedian very few would remember today) but the real star involved with this picture is the director, Fatty Arbuckle--though he is credited as "William Goodrich" due to the rape/manslaughter scandal that ruined Fatty's career.
I watched and reviewed this movie about a year and a half ago and gave it a rating of 5. However, in seeing it again, I found myself laughing more and really enjoying the film. Perhaps I was a real serious mood the day I first watched it. I must say it was pretty cute and I enjoyed it enough to see it again.
One scene I particularly loved was in the beginning, this was set on the farm where Lloyd lived with his country-loving parents. He decides to go to the evil "big city" and his parents beg him to stay. Then, he walks out off the property--right into the city! The farm is surrounded by businesses and skyscrapers--an excellent sight gag. Also, the bit involving the cop and the bully was also pretty clever.
Overall, a very good comedy but one that could have been so much better had Arbuckle been able to star in it and not just direct it.
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