Alice and Julius are spending a summer afternoon at the beach. Julius is having a grand old time, but Alice gets caught up in crosswords and worked about her inability to complete the last one. Just as Julius seems to have managed to get her to go out and have some fun, bootleg Peg-Leg Pete, who has developped a passion for collecting rare crosswords, comes by and attempts to snatch Alice's puzzle for his collection. Julius rises to the challenge and fights the thug to get it back.
Behind the scenes
This cartoon short was released in 1925 as a silent film and later rereleased with sound. It is the fourteenth short in the Alice Comedies series (fifteenth if one chooses to count Alice's Wonderland).
The short is most notable for being the first-ever appearance of Peg-Leg Pete, under the name "Bootleg Pete". The name was better justified in the original uncut version of the cartoon, which included a scene where Pete was arrested by a customs boat and let go after the officers unsuccessfully searched his boat; Pete would have been revealed to be hiding the bottles of alcohol inside the nearby pelican's beak. The scene was cut at the request of the Pennsylvania Censorship Board, but kept in foreign prints; the scene was thus rediscovered on a German copy by film historian Russell Merritt.
|List of episodes of the Alice Comedies|
|• Alice's Wonderland • Alice's Day at Sea • Alice's Spooky Adventure • Alice's Wild West Show • Alice's Fishy Story • Alice and the Dog Catcher • Alice the Peacemaker • Alice Gets in Dutch • Alice Hunting in Africa • Alice and the Three Bears • Alice the Piper • Alice Cans the Cannibals • Alice the Toreador • Alice Gets Stung • Alice Solves the Puzzle • Alice's Egg Plant • Alice Loses Out • Alice Gets Stage-Struck • Alice Wins the Derby • Alice Picks the Champ • Alice's Tin Pony • Alice Chops the Suey • Alice the Jail Bird • Alice Plays Cupid • Alice Rattled by Rats • Alice in the Jungle • Alice on the Farm • Alice's Balloon Race • Alice's Orphan • Alice's Little Parade • Alice's Mysterious Mystery • Alice Charms the Fish • Alice's Monkey Business • Alice in the Wooly West • Alice the Fire Fighter • Alice Cuts the Ice • Alice Helps the Romance • Alice's Spanish Guitar • Alice's Brown Derby • Alice the Lumberjack • Alice the Golf Bug • Alice Foils the Pirates • Alice at the Carnival • Alice at the Rodeo • Alice the Collegiate • Alice's Auto Race • Alice's Circus Daze • Alice's Knaughty Knight • Alice's Three Bad Eggs • Alice's Picnic • Alice's Channel Swim • Alice in the Klondike • Alice's Medicine Show • Alice the Whaler • Alice the Beach Nut •|
• Alice in the Big League •