The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited opportunity for his style of comedy.
There is a little heart-interest story, when he befriends a young girl and her mother who have been robbed of their small hoard. Later – all too soon, however – he is seen in New York, broke. He spies a quarter on the street and enters a restaurant to eat. There he meets the girl he befriended on shipboard. She is also down and out, her mother having died.
The $670,000 a year funnyman is still ‘there’. The extremely limited number of titles speaks volumes for the pantomimic art of the comedian.