Help! Help!

Parody of the (unintentionally) much funnier rescue thriller, "The Lonely Villa" (that Sennett wrote and performed in), and steppingstone to the (intentionally) funnier debut (or semi-debut according to some) film of The Keystone Cops released a year later, "The Bangville Police".


The Lonely Villa

To con The Master, a diabolical mulatto dons a whiteface then pulls a Stepin Fetchit to sneak his gang into the inner sanctum of Pure White Virgins, intent on stealing hair ribbons to add to their arsenal of kinky chicken chokers. When The Master learns his monopoly on hair ribbons is threatened, he immediately summons The Klan, but they were busy with their own chicken-choking, so instead he grabs a gypsy cab and arrives in time to restore the Confederate South, in this D.W. Griffith parody of "The Bitch Of A Nation" (which he hadn`t filmed yet), where the rescue ride won`t start, the rescue gun won`t shoot, and the rescue phone goes dead.


An Unseen Enemy

A return to "Physician Of The Castle" and "The Lonely Villa" - but with wife and husband replaced by teen sisters and elder brother, and where the invasion is an inside job - serves as the debut of Lillian and Dorothy Gish, with cinematography that showcases the screen magnetism that made them popular.


The Bangville Police

Debut (or semi-debut according to some) of The Keystone Cops in a parody of the invasion-call-rescue plot formula, popularized by D.W. Griffith films.