A beautiful young woman has a number of suitors who would like her hand. If her boxing champ father has his way, he will choose who will be the last man standing in his daughter's life. That last man is a spendthrift, but is regardless the father's choice. Along comes a bespectacled young man who also wants the girl's hand. The father still sticks to his first choice, he believing the bespectacled man a desperado. As such, the police are called in to deal with the bespectacled desperado, who in turn decides to elude the police by hiding in plain sight. What ends up happening between the police, the bespectacled young man, the spendthrift, the beautiful young woman and her father is affected by the fact that a men's marathon is being run in town this day.
Did You Know?
Of note in this short is Gaylord Lloyd
, Harold's brother, playing the Chief of Police, and both of them doing the "mirror gag" together. On film, Charles Chaplin
did the routine first in The Floorwalker
(1916), but the most famous version has to be the Marx Brothers' in Duck Soup
(1933). See more
The Rich Girl's Father
I'm going to hit you so hard there'll be an echo.