Buster Keaton stars in this slapstick comedy as a bodyguard to a wealthy victim of extortion. The villains demand $10,000 or August Nickelnurser will be killed. Keaton protects August from a dozen shady operatives in a house with trap doors and secret panels. Buster eludes the thugs in this fast paced film that also stars former Keystone Kop alumnae Al St. John. St. John appeared in numerous films with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.