I think there are better mutual shorts than this one. Its a little bit too long and misses real highlights although the idea of a double (resulting in a "mirror" scene) is great. Besides the music is a little bit dull and the musicians (especially the trumpet player) aren't good.
While it does lack the refinement of his Essanay films, Chaplin's first Mutual comedy is a very good start.His buffoonery and lookalike gags are good, the showstoppers involve his use of the escalator and dancing defense moves to escape the clothes of Eric Campbell.
One of Chaplin's best of 1916. Love the mistaken identity stuff and the comedy involving the escalator (which was likely a new invention at the time but Im too lazy to look). This, The Rink, and The Immigrant are highpoints of Chaplins Mutual comedies. Next level type stuff here. 4.5 stars