Walter has invented an automatic remote-control for his jalopy. When a potential buyer comes to look it over, Walter proudly shows how he cam the car stop and go, turn corners and steer ... See full summary »

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Walter has invented an automatic remote-control for his jalopy. When a potential buyer comes to look it over, Walter proudly shows how he cam the car stop and go, turn corners and steer correctly. His spiteful rival, Bill, switches the plug and the car runs out of control. Walter and his sweetheart, Mary, plan to elope but they discuss their plans in front of an open microphone at the broadcast station, and Mary's father hears it and sets out to stop their elopement. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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7 March 1926 (USA)  »

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Wireless Lizzie  »

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Interestingly relevant, but not that good
8 December 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

A movie about a car that drives without a driver? Well, it doesn't drive by itself, but can be driven using a wireless panel. Close enough. This is pretty much the plot of the movie, with a (typically) contrived love plot thrown on top of it. An inventor has invented the technology for this, while a jealous rival tries to mess it all up.

There are some neat things about this short. The title cards are nice. The scenes where the cars drive around aren't bad. The physical gags are mostly unimpressive, but not bad either. I like the look of the panel used to control the car, very high tech looking. They can not have put much thought into usability, but oh well.

The premise is good enough for a hilarious comedy, but that's not what the film makers achieved. Maybe with more interesting characters and more interesting situations, this could have been an alright movie.


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