Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was about to enter his final year as a two-reel comedian when he made this short; after The Garage, released in January, 1920, he would make features exclusively. He plays a sheriff in a Western cowtown who finds swashbuckling inspiration by watching a Douglas Fairbanks picture. A bandit, played by Arbuckle's nephew and frequent sideman Al St. John, comes to town and terrorizes the sheriff's lady love, a schoolteacher. The sheriff saves the day by heroic acts made comic, including, of course, the inevitable pie throwing (an Arbuckle specialty). Arbuckle's dog, Luke, who frequently appeared in his films, is practically the co-star of this one.
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