Austria Film Archive (2009)
The children of the Goldbergs (son Izzie) and the O'Connors (daughter Izzie) are coming home from college and a big welcome party is planned. During the party Lizzie discovers her necklace is missing and believes it is stolen. Mr. O'Connor sets out to find a detective and runs into Lunatic Louie, who just escaped from an asylum and claims to be the world's greatest detective. Returning to the party with Louie, O'Connor suddenly finds his home invaded by the asylum guards.
Still unaware of Louie's mental state, both O'Connor and Goldberg pile into a car with him to escape from the guards. During a wild drive they realize that the driver is in fact, nuts. Izzie and Lizzie chase after them in a car and the pair are finally rescued.
USA, 1927, 20 minutes, B&W
Silent with English intertitles
Directed by Sam Newfield
by The National Center for Jewish Film
Public Exhibition 16mm, Beta Rental available