Live Music Cinema vol.31
The Show(1922) by Larry Semon
Larry Semon is a stage hand and is also part of the audience, which keeps one guessing regarding the dual capacity. He steals a banquet of flowers meant for the star and gives them to a member of the chorus, not knowing that a cat has knocked over a bottle of ink on them. He then turns on the wind machine at the wrong time, filling the stage and playhouse with black powder. He attempts to save the star’s jewels but is knocked senseless, and dreams of a wild ride to recover them. Then he wakes up.