Langdon's first feature-length comedy, produced by his own company, features the silent star as the hapless son of a shoemaker who is facing bankruptcy. Wealthy shoe manufacturer John Burton (Davis) has offered substantial prize money for a coast-to-coast walking race and Harry is persuaded to enter the contest in order to save the family business. Naturally, there are many obstacles to overcome--he almost falls from a precipice, must escape from a chain gang, and is nearly killed by a cyclone. The plot is merely a series of sketches but Langdon is cheery and fearless; Crawford has an early role as his girlfriend. Langdon used numerous (uncredited) gag men for his film, including Frank Capra. The DVD also includes the Langdon short, "All Night Long."
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 84 minutes.
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