This 5-reel sequel to the popular comedy Chimmie Fadden reunited star Victor Moore with director Cecil B. DeMille. This time around, brash Bowery boy Chimmie gets mixed up in a publicity stunt staged by a railroad. With a bag of gold in hand, he is shipped out to Death Valley, where he is supposed to stir up a phony gold rush. He is then slated to reboard the train and head back to New York. It's all to promote the planned breaking of the transcontinental speed record. While the railroad's best-laid schemes go agley, Chimmie comes out of the experience smelling like a rose. Like the earlier Chimmie Fadden, Chimmie Fadden Out West is based on a character created by New York Sun columnist E. W. Townsend.
by Hal Erickson synopsis