West and Gordon must help Professor Neilsen reach Washington with his invention - a new and extremely powerful explosive. But a diminutive genius has ambitions of his own, and they require the professor's death. When the professor dies, West and Gordon must discover his killer before the madman's plans unfold and Professor Neilsen has a lot of company.
Did You Know?
In order to make it appear that the "Professor" has just been blown up by one of Dr. Loveless' small glass ball explosives the film has been vigorously scratched all around Prof. Neilsen's, as played by Harry Bartell
, image for several sequential frames. With the projector light behind it appears that a bright explosion has occurred. This technique can be seen clearly if you freeze-frame at approximately 7:32 where the scratches begin at the upper right corner of Neilsen's head and it stops at 7:33 when the entire frame is white or removed to allow for a bright flash of light just before 7:34. See more
While waiting in his carriage for West and Greta to walk past, Loveless pulls back the bow on his crossbow. When the carriage drives past West, Loveless draws back the bow again, then fires. See more
Dr. Miguelito Loveless
[after accidentally breaking a glass, cutting himself
I've lived so long with pain, I no longer feel it.