Released by Universal, this three-reel comedy was produced by LKO, a Keystone-like operation managed by director Henry Lehrman. The star was Billie Ritchie, one of the many Charlie Chaplin wannabes of the period (Ritchie and Chaplin were both graduates of Fred Karno's British music hall troupe). Most of the story takes place in a fancy hotel, where the inebriated Ritchie tries to make time with every girl who crosses his path. Much of the humor was vulgar and risque -- but then, the same charge could have been levelled against Chaplin's pictures of the period. The climactic gag finds Ritchie holding several policemen at bay with a high-pressure water hose. The star and director later repeated this bit of business, with variations, in the subsequent two-reeler The Fatal Note.
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