R.W. Phillips • United States • 1918
A clever knockabout comedy.
One of Ebony Film Corporation’s most ambitious comedies is, like most of their surviving work, tragically marred by the decomposition of the nitrate film stock. Fortunately, enough of the storyline shines through so that it may still be appreciated as a clever knockabout comedy, and not solely as a crumbling historical relic. The innocuous caricatures of the Egyptians in this film and the Chinese laundryman in A Reckless Rover suggest Pollard & Co. abided by the belief that turnabout is fair play.