The film is poetic slapstick. Tom is devoted “to the sprightly cause of spreading joy about the world”. He prances through the countryside making immediate and outrageous love to every woman he encounters.
James Broughton (November 10, 1913 – May 17, 1999) was an American poet, and poetic filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance. He was an early bard of the Radical Faeries.
A selected collection of his work, All: A James Broughton Reader, edited by Jack Foley, was released in 2007 by White Crane Books.—wikipedia
An early work, though not as expressive of his ultimate philosophy of sex as innocent body worship (to my mind extraordinary for its amazing naivete), this is an evocation of early-career Chaplin minus the meanness mixed with delightfully innocent Edward Carpenter style free love. The movement of actors in the frame is lovely to watch!