Production info

Romans and Rascals
USA, 1918

Larry Semon, Madge Kirby
Directed by Larry Semon


In ancient Rome, 'king Seezer' is feeling down after a row with his mistress. His Egyptian doctor can't find anything physically wrong with him. When one of his advisors tells him to get out more, he immediately offers a wandering minstrel (played by the same actor) to switch places. That is, until the minstrel gets a little too familiar with the king's mistress.

One-reeler Vitagraph short of about 9 minutes where the Roman setting provides ample opportunity for a very high concentration of gag titles, many of which derive their humor from the ancient Romans using a lot of hip 1918-era slang. Listed here because of the small role of the Egyptian doctor.

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