Another of the early Fairbanks comedies - and nowhere as near as entertaining as the previous installments I've shown here. But it was an earlier film. WW1 is still underway, after all.


No elaborate credits: characters are introduced via title cards, and the actor's name appears below.



The archetype is eternal. Let's introduce another:



Get it? Hansum? Anyway, we go to the artist's garret, where he toils away at his art, and tells Harry what happened:



Here she is.

Here she is in Real Life: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.

Jewel Carmen was her stage name; almost 40 films, then out of the business by 1926 - after which she lived another six decades, doing something.

Our hero manages to finagle an invitation to her house - like Harry, she's rich, and apparently this is how the rich dressed when swanning around the gardens on an ordinary summer day:

How very Roman. It's her friend who looks more interesting, I think. That's the one I owuld have chatted up.

Dorothy Haydel, who did three movies then moved to Austria to be the wife of Ferdinand Alois Andreas Josef. (He had four.) (Sequentially.). Augy doesn't make a move on her. He goes for Gladys, the Most Pulchritudinous Creature in the Solar System, and gets rebuffed.

Why . . . why yes.

Augy decides the solution to his troubles would be suicide. Because it's a comedy. If only he had the courage! Well, at a bar, he sees this fellow, talking tough.

Yes, it's Automatic Joe, cheerful sociopathic assassin. Augy hires Joe to rub him out, and gets a receipt for the job:

I won't regale you with the rest of the story, except to note that Augy does get the girl after all . . . and remembers who he hired, and for what.

Beranger's just great. As for the inevitable conclusion, summed up in a way no other medium could do:



Everyone knew what meant, and of course the orchestra would oblige.