Though introduced as a “successful young business man of rare judgment and great dignity,” Charley Chase’s diminutive gentleman is out of his league the moment his sweetheart says she’ll only marry him if he plays Romeo to her Juliet. The night of the play he’s squirming in his sponge-packed tights. Waylaid by his fiancée’s lush father's unpaid taxi bill (the driver is played by Oliver Hardy), Charley comes up with a Prohibition-era scheme that ends up with him drunk facing down a traffic cop. He gets onstage just in the nick of time but with the cop still on his tail. No one told Charley that Shakespeare’s play is supposed to be a tragedy!