This sketch entitled “The Record Breaker” was fifteen minutes long.
The setting is a phonograph emporium. Grace La Rue enters with her maid and is dressed in yellow. She sings three songs along with the phonograph record and makes costume changes for each. For the finish, she sings the aria from “Madame Butterfly” accompanied by Caruso on the phonograph.
Miss Keeler, becomingly gowned, adds and excellent performance to a refined and attractive personality.
Klein appears as a “dummy” and Miss Clifton as a millinery model in a store window. Used a stage hand as another “dummy”. Dancing efforts are to an advantage.
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.