Fatty (Fatty Arbuckle) works as a butcher at a department store, and is
in love with the storeowner's (Arthur Earle) daughter Almondine (Josephine
Stevens) - but unfortunately, so is Alum (Al St John), and the first
confrontation between the two culminates in a big foodfight.
Fatty wants to pay Almondine a visit at the boarding school she's at, but
since it's a girl school, he dresses up as a girl and claims he wants to
become a student here - a wish that is granted. Unfortunately, Alum had
the same idea, and eventually, he and his two accomplices (Buser Keaton,
Joe Bourdeaux) want to kidnap Almondine. But with the help of Luke the
Dog, Fatty sees to it that the baddies get their just desserts ...
decently paced silent slapstick comedy short that might be nothing special
(if not bad at all either) if it wasn't for the very first on-camera
appearance of young Buster Keaton, who (besides playing Al St.John's
accomplice in the econd half of the picture) does a great routine as a man
who wants to buy a pail of molasse. It might be not the most elaborate of
Keaton's gags of course, but it's a pretty funny scene that shows Keaton
already as the Buster Keaton we all know, and that's a definite precursor
of things yet to come.