Cast & Crew
Henry W. Savage
George F. Marion
Before leaving for an unexpected assignment in Manila, Lieutenant Mallory convinces Marjorie, his fiancée, to elope, but on the way to the minister's, his car breaks down, and the couple is forced to catch the Overland train still unwed. Also on board the train are Mrs. Jim Wellington, who is headed for Reno to secure a divorce, and Jim Wellington, her adoring but confused husband, who, unaware of his wife's presence, is undertaking the same mission. While a former girlfriend of Mallory's tries to make trouble for Marjorie with an incriminating necklace, and a disillusioned minister from Ypsilanti tries to escape from his parish duties, the dedicated train porter tries to maintain order among his passengers. During a fortuitous train holdup, the bothersome necklace is stolen, and later the minister gives in to his profession and marries the young couple. After an accidental meeting, the Wellingtons agree to a truce, and at the end of the line, the porter is well rewarded for his troubles.
Henry W. Savage
William E. Burlock and Henry W. Savage are listed in the copyright entries as authors. This usage of "author" did not necessarily mean that they wrote the film's story. Often studio heads are listed as "authors" in the copyright entry. George F. Marion portrayed the porter in blackface. Metro-Goldwyn Pictures produced a film in 1925 based on the same source with the same title. It was directed by Alf Goulding and starred Norma Shearer and Conrad Nagel. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1580.)