12 June 2020 | boblipton
Bevan Bevan is set to ride the horse in the big steeplechase, but he and the horse wind up in jail. When the horse breaks out, Billy goes along to the race.
The copy I looked at was a cut-down version. Like most Mack Sennett movies of this period, it was a two-reel affair, crammed with unlikely gags. The version I saw was just over ten minutes in length, and I don't imagine they left out any of the funny bits.
Like many of Sennett's company, Bevan was not simply an expert farceur, he was a good straight actor. With the coming of sound, he appeared in many a feature as a Cockney, like Ford's THE LOST PATROL. Although, like many a silent comic, he was reduced to crowd extra, he continued to appear in movies through 1952. He died in 1957, aged 70.
U gave, alas, no biographical information on the horse.