Williams and Hoffman

Two automoblies and a panorama. Three scenes used. Well staged. During a race, Paris in the background becomes larger as they get closer. “Helen Brandon (Zoe Edwards) is the American heiress, whom Count Boni (Joseph W. Herbert, Jr.) speeds away with from her American lover Dick Manley (George Wright). Dick gives chase in his auto, but is stopped by a French gendarme (Ben Bernard). He bribes the gendarme, starts his machine and catches up with the speeding couple. A terrific duel with swords then ensues as the autos – are abreast. Dick climbs into the Count’s machine and the struggle continues. Dick throws the Obunt back into his machine, it blowing up directly afterward. The Heiress and Dick then speed on.
"The Motor Duel"
Well received. Vigourous applause.
One of the most stupendous acts attempted on stage.
Variety, 4:2 (12/5/1906)