As with so many of these shorts, the end when it comes is rather abrupt and there is no climax to the story. The surviving prints of many of these early shorts come from later re-issues which often cut material from the originals. The discrepancy might be down to missing material as original reviews of the film mentioned something to do with cheese and Charlie ending up atop a telegraph pole.
In the movie, Charlie gets drunk in the bar. He steps outside, meets a pretty woman, tries to flirt with her, only to retreat after the woman's father returns. Returning to the bar, Charlie drinks some more and engages in rogue behaviors with others. He finally leaves the bar, sees the woman leaving, follows the woman home, and proceeds to make a nuisance of himself, eventually getting kicked out of the house.
Although this short features some â€˜blackfaceâ€™ characters (mainly the maid, but also staff in the bar), where whites â€˜blacked upâ€™ to play ethnic stereotypes, it was a type of then-common film comedy that Chaplin generally did his best to avoid.
"I (was) newsvendor, printer, toymaker, doctor's boy, etc., but during these occupational digressions, I never lost sight of my ultimate aim to become an actor," Chaplin later recounted
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