The Lunatic at Large (1927)

Comedy | 2 January 1927

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HISTORY

J. Storer Clouston wrote a sequel to his popular Lunatic at Large novel. Entitled Lunatic at Large Again , that novel was published in London in 1922 and also may have been a source of this ... More Less

J. Storer Clouston wrote a sequel to his popular Lunatic at Large novel. Entitled Lunatic at Large Again , that novel was published in London in 1922 and also may have been a source of this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Mar 1927.
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New York Times
1 Feb 1927
p. 25.
Variety
2 Feb 1927.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23478
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,521
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sam Smith, an exponent of the easy life, is tricked into a private sanitarium for the wealthy, where he is believed to be a patient who is expected there. He meets Bill Carroll, who has been railroaded to the asylum by Henry Carroll, his insane twin brother who wants to marry Beatrix Staynes, already betrothed to Bill. Bill enlists the aid of Sam, who escapes and makes his way to the Staynes home. There a party is in progress to celebrate the wedding, to take place in a dirigible. Sam reaches the aviation field in time to grab a ladder dangling from the dirigible, and he succeeds in stopping the wedding. The dirigible is wrecked and lands in the yard of the sanitarium where Bill is waiting for Beatrix; Henry is cured by the crash, and Bill and Beatrix are happily ... +


Sam Smith, an exponent of the easy life, is tricked into a private sanitarium for the wealthy, where he is believed to be a patient who is expected there. He meets Bill Carroll, who has been railroaded to the asylum by Henry Carroll, his insane twin brother who wants to marry Beatrix Staynes, already betrothed to Bill. Bill enlists the aid of Sam, who escapes and makes his way to the Staynes home. There a party is in progress to celebrate the wedding, to take place in a dirigible. Sam reaches the aviation field in time to grab a ladder dangling from the dirigible, and he succeeds in stopping the wedding. The dirigible is wrecked and lands in the yard of the sanitarium where Bill is waiting for Beatrix; Henry is cured by the crash, and Bill and Beatrix are happily married. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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