After having no luck in the big city, a downtrodden chap known as “Friendless” (Buster Keaton) heads west, determined to succeed. His odyssey takes him to a ranch, where he builds a relationship with a neglected cow dubbed Brown Eyes — only to learn she’s on the way to a Los Angeles slaughterhouse. The sidesplitting climax finds Friendless — clad in a red devil’s costume — trying to prevent a wild stampede through downtown Los Angeles.

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