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Andre Deed was a leading player in short Italian comedies in this period under the character name of Cretinetti, and Italian slapstick was much rougher and far more bone-breaking than anything Americans would regularly view. In this one, he is sewing his pants until his fiancée appears with his prospective father-in-law, so he puts his pants on, only to discover that the needle is still in the pants and takes every chance to stick him painfully.
If anyone in this movie were remotely human, Cretinetti would excuse himself, go to the men's room, and remove the needle. This being a comedy, he must struggle on in public, to the alarm of policemen and maids. That's what's wrong here.
Deed does give a series of very amusing big reactions, facial and full body. These reaction make this nonsense watchable.