Victorian melodrama gets a big send-up in this spoof production of the old play “The Drunkard; or, The Fallen Saved.” The play within the movie is the old one where evil villain Cribbs schemes to get his lusty clutches on the heroine by driving her naive husband to alcoholic ruin. Luckily, a temperance lecturer is on hand to set things straight, as is the great Buster Keaton as the drunkard’s brother.
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Actors: Arthur Housman
“The County Fair” begins with a nasty rich guy threatening to turn an old lady onto the street–unless her niece (who lives with her) marries this man’s son. While she’s dead set against it, the niece is a sweet thing and would do anything to help her aunt–even marry the rich jerk. However, a possible way out is presented. When a poor young man is taken in and fed, he turns out (naturally) to be […]
Ollie is in love with a woman. When he discovers that she is already married, he tries to kill himself. Of course, the suicide is avoided and the boys join the Foreign Legion to get away from their troubles. Finally, they are arrested for trying to desert the Legion and to escape the firing squad by stealing a plane.