A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home. Written by
Did You Know?
A fairly direct adaptation of the play Au Téléphone (At the Telephone) by André de Lorde
, first published in 1902 and a staple of the Theatre du Grand Guignol in Paris. A later effort by D.W. Griffith
, The Lonely Villa
(1909), would use many of the same story elements. See more