Wonderful Keaton short as he wreaks havoc among the police force, the pillars of authority and respectability, in a vain attempt to stand up to the test of respectability himself in order to conquer a woman. The chase scenes, the gags, the stunts are superbly choreographed and the film's circular structure plays well with movement, stasis and the ultimate absorbtion of the individual in the collective. Great fun!
It stars funny with Keaton "behind" bars and a couple of good visual gags and while it has many similarities with "The Goat" and consist mostly of repeating chase sequences and predictable (but good) gags this one has a surprising "depressing ending" that make it almost stand out as a classic only for that final shot.
Buster "trading" for a horse cart full of household furniture is the epitome of Keaton's ingenuity. A short film packed with gems, trademark chase and hundreds of extras running like headless chickens. Undoubtedly one of his best films in an era when silence spoke a thousand words.