The Man Next Door (1913)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Released on the same reel as Love and Pain, the 500-foot Keystone comedy The Man Next Door was adjudged the funnier of the two films. Ford Sterling and Fred Mace head the cast as two highly suspicious neighbors. Assuming that his wife is fooling around with Mace, Sterling concocts an elaborate scheme to catch the philanderer in the act. Everything goes wrong, whereupon the Keystone Kops are called into the case. A wild car chase ensues, ending with a splash in a nearby lake. The Man Next Door didn't make a whole lot of sense, but audiences in 1913 were laughing too hard to notice.