Hitchcock has great comedic timing and a wonderfully dry wit. The comedic moments Hitch puts into his films always seem to fit the scene without breaking the flow of the action and suspense. I think we see an attempt at that here, but because it is a silent film, it comes off as bad slapstick. I enjoy slapstick, but it should be left to the professionals like Chaplin and Keaton. For a Hitchcock film, it felt awkward to me. Perhaps if I had the context of the full film, my concerns would be lessened.