Go West is a 1923 silent comedy short, directed by Len Powers and featuring some chimps dressed up as people, albeit people with fake tails, as was the style at the time.
A father throws his useless wastrel son out of the house, so he hitches a ride on the railroad out west, holds up a clothes store, then gets lynched for his crime.
It’s quite the tale to tell in just under twelve minutes.
Luckily at the end it was all a dream, and the feckless young chimp man can go back to being a useless old drunk once again.
1. I watched this on blu-ray, and took the screenshots from this essentially version on youtube.
2. Not to be confused with the 1925 Buster Keaton film of the same name.
3. Even though I only saw it because it was included as an extra with the 1925 Buster Keaton film of the same name.
4. Like all things with animals dressed up as humans, this was deeply unsettling and upsetting in almost every way.
5. Although the dog sheriff at least looked like he was having fun.
Title: Go West
Director: Len Powers
Duration: 12 minutes