Like a silent film w/ sound, one of Lloyd's best talkies is full of slapstick hijinks a-plenty. The humor, however, is hit-or-miss w/ most of the gags coming from Lloyd's naive chaos. It works more effectively when Lloyd disrupts the awkwardness of early-talkie movie production. But by far the best material is the "magician's coat" sequence. Even if the middle sags, the film is a very good but flawed Lloyd talkie.