So You Won't Squawk (1941)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mobster Louie the Wolf (Eddie Featherstone) sends an unsuspecting handyman (Buster Keaton) to gather up the collection money owed him, hoping the sap will get rubbed out by Slugger McGraw (Matt McHugh), a rival gangster. Keaton, however, innocently escapes all the perils that whiz about him without his even knowing it, much to the consternation of McGraw's hoods. When he finally does wake up to Louie's plot, Keaton provokes various policemen to chase him and leads them back to the hoodlum's hideout (in a reinvention of the climax of Keaton's 1934 feature shot in France, Le Roi des Champs Elysees). Note the use of stock footage from the 1935 Columbia feature She Couldn't Take It for the car-chase finale.