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The release of the final print was delayed for several weeks because director Del Lord and title writer Al Giebler could not think of a title to serve as a trigger for the ending "Keystone Kops" chase sequence (which has little to do with the film's initial story about two tramps sneaking a meal at a restaurant). In the film, the chase sequence is initiated when the heroine, Ruth Hiatt, finds a paper dropped by the restaurant owner, Kewpie Morgan, and shows the paper to Billy Bevan. Lord and Giebler came up with several titles to motivate the final chase. "He was stealing my diploma as winner of the beauty contest!" "This proves he is President of the Kidnappers' Association!" and "The Big Clam was trying to get a corner on Muscle Shoals!" Finally, Lord came up with the title, "Look! A mortgage on Niagara Falls. We must stop it before he shuts off the water!" He phoned the title in to Giebler at Keystone Studios on the day before the film was to be sent out to distributors.
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