In a remote house, a young mother phones her husband in distress alerting him that their home is being robbed. Afraid for his wife and child, he decides to steal a car and races against time to come to their rescue.

MUBI's take

One of the great pioneers of early cinema, Lois Weber was no stranger to cinematic innovation. Rippling with menace and suspense, this early home-invasion thriller employs a triangular split screen as well as mirror reflections to reveal simultaneous action, in a dazzling feat of technical prowess.

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