Cast & Crew
C. Edward Roberts
David Morton, heir to the family millions, is not allowed to participate in potentially dangerous activities like flying or playing polo. His aunts, Harriett and Agatha, employ a servant, Parkins, and two dumb palookas, Flannagan and Mulligan, to keep David out of trouble. Frustrated, David rides his bicycle out of the exercise room, down the stairs, and out into their Fairview estate where he winds up in the pond. Later, on the advice of his physician, David escapes out the window and jumps off the roof, taking one of the family trucks. His disappearance makes the headlines. Encountering a large Italian family in a roadster, David exchanges vehicles with them, then picks up Mickey Daniels along the road. Later, David meets Gertie, who is trying to learn to drive a racing car so that she can take the place of her brother Donald, an injured professional driver. David, who learned about cars from a chauffeur, offers to drive for her, and she takes him home to meet Donald and her sister, Mary. David conceals his true identity and introduces himself as David Smith. Allen Chambers, one of Gertie's suitors, tries to discourage David from helping the family. Allen's father owns the First National Bank which holds the mortgage on Gertie's house. Gertie intends to use the prize money from the race to pay off the mortgage. Meanwhile, Flannagan and Mulligan are on David's trail. During a barn dance, they try to capture David, but he escapes, only to be abducted by two men who are trying to sabotage his race car, as they did Donald's. When they learn David's true identity, the kidnappers decide to hold him for ransom. Allen arranges for Pete to drive for Gertie, but David escapes in time to rush to the races and take his place. David wins, but the crooks steal the prize money. Determined to retrieve it, David drives the race car to the hideout where he was held and captures the criminals with the help of Mickey, Flannagan and Mulligan. Harriet comes to take David home, announcing she has bought him a polo pony, and invites Gertie to visit for the weekend. The prize money secured, David and Gertie and Mary and Mickey kiss.
Fred Kohler Jr.
David Sharpe, Mary Kornman and Mickey Daniels were former stars of the Our Gang comedies, and were billed on this film as "Our Young Friends." Sharpe later became a well-known stunt man. This film was to be part of a projected series called "Our Young Friends," but only one other film, Adventurous Knights, starring the four actors was made.