Likable young leading man Johnny Hines became a star as the result of his appearance in the "Torchy" series of two-reelers that he made in 1920. This one is the first of the bunch. Torchy is determined to beat out all the applicants for the job of office boy, and he wins it by sending all the others to the floor below and acting as if he has already been hired. He proves to be a valuable asset to the boss when he shows him how to wake up a lazy girl at a telephone switchboard. He also lands the job of check boy at a stylish restaurant and cabaret. While working there he encounters a pretty young lady in search of excitement. He gives her some by snatching the coat and waistcoat off of a shocked patron, and wearing them himself to give her a unique spin the dance floor. They're the hit of the evening -- until the girl's mother pulls her away. At the end of the night, Torchy heads home, happily riding on the rear axle of a limousine. This comedy pretty much set the tone for the rest of the shorts.
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