Paul Parrott, Charley Chase's younger brother, plays a con-man here who runs said con with the help of a black boy (Ernie 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison from Our Gang) where the kid would run from a roof with a water device and make people think it's raining when Parrott would then sell them an umbrella. Later in the film Parrott is asked by a lovely woman to help her father by breaking into her house. This is a pretty mixed bag because the first half of the film gets a few charming laughs but the second part pretty much falls on its face. I liked the first few gags of the film because the "con" isn't all that funny but it does mildly work because you know the film is ripping off Chaplin's THE KID (this short was filmed in 1921 but not released until '26). The second part of the film had me scratching my head more than anything and the humor it does go for just doesn't work. Not a horrible film but not one really worth watching either.
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