The comfortable and amiable Daniel Boone Brown, a resident of New York's water front, becomes the victim of a mad scientist's psychological experiments. For days, Dr. Ulrich Metz messes up Daniel's life, bringing on failing health, restless sleep, a nervous and irritable disposition, tardiness for work, and superstitions that cause worry and fear. Several months into the ordeal, one of Metz's minions, hired as Daniel's livery, feeds him a midnight snack of spring onions, lobster, Welsh rarebit and mince pie. We see the contents of his stomach causing pain and distress; then he has vivid and surreal nightmares. Will Metz succeed in driving Daniel to suicide?
Did You Know?
flees his pursuers by entering a room and proceeds to run up a wall, across the ceiling, down the opposite wall, jump from walls to ceiling, etc.--a full 30 years before Fred Astaire
did the same in Royal Wedding
(1951). See more
Credits for Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, Thomas Geraghty, William McGann and Harris Thorpe are presented with footage of the differant people at work. Fleming is shown shouting orders from a director's chair, Geraghty is seated at a desk, writing, and McGann and Thorpe stand side by side, cranking motion picture cameras. See more