His Day Out (1918)

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This compact, two-reel King Bee comedy is one of Billy West's most frequently revived films (West was the 1910s best Charles Chaplin impersonator). West plays an escapee from a mental institution who manages to escape and have a day out. He sees the pretty Joy (Leatrice Joy) and follows her to the barbershop where her father (Bud Ross) works. The father has an eye for the ladies himself, and he takes off after one, leaving Billy to do his job. Billy trims every man's mustache to look just like his own (which, of course, looks exactly like Chaplin's). This turns out to be very helpful when the asylum attendants come looking for him later on and discover that everyone fits the mustache identification. Billy has a rival for Joy in Oliver (Oliver Hardy), but Billy is the one who takes her to the barbers' ball. After his bizarre encounters with the outside world, Billy decides he's safer at the asylum and returns, locking the gate behind him.