While the humor in this ethnic comedy seems nasty and cynical today, filmgoers of the 1910s apparently found it hilarious. It was made by Henry Lehrman's L-Ko productions, the company he formed after leaving the Keystone studios. Lehrman's comic sense was very much of its era, which is probably one of the reasons his work hasn't endured. When the Goldfingers inherit a fortune, their daughter Rosie (Louise Orth) finds herself surrounded by suitors. The best prospect seems to be Dr. O'Briensky but he is usurped by Jewish prize fighter A. Cross Leech (Lehrman). This does not thrill Rosie's family and they enlist the help of another fighter, Irish Mike McGinnis (Dan Russell). McGinnis sends Leech packing, but he falls for Rosie himself and refuses to leave. Even the cops are afraid of the Irishman. When Leech returns the next morning, the Goldfingers are thrilled to see him and offer him cash to get rid of McGinnis. The two men agree to fight it out in the ring, but the big battle is interrupted by the presence of an odd little guy (who is obviously ripping off Charles Chaplin). His behavior throws the proceedings into complete and utter mayhem and neither of the men win Rosie's hand.
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