In this hilarious silent short, Chase plays a young man who’s about to get married. Unfortunately (for his own good) he’s a bit shallow. So when his rival for the girl’s hand informs him that she has a wooden leg, he has last minute second thoughts. Misleading evidence seems to corroborate the rival’s story. She has a limp. Charley tries to feel her leg under the table and accidentally feels a man’s cane. So he backs out at the last minute. He decides to take a cruise to leave his worries behind, with many more hijinx on the ship, including a great turn by Gale Henry. Meanwhile (as only happens in movies), his fiance (Kathryn Grant) and her father catch up to the ship in their yacht to try to put things right. Charley is contrite. They throw the rival in the drink.
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