Escaped gangster "Nick the Shiek" (Lloyd Hamilton) is a dead ringer for Vernon Snodgrass, (Lloyd Hamilton). Vernon realizes it from seeing a newspaper the same time the police do, and chase him down a street where he ducks into a window that happens to be where Nick's gang is holed up. He tries to fool them that he's their leader, until the real thing shows up. At first he proposes they "Take Him For a Ride", but after seeing a threatening message from rival crime boss "Smokey O'Brien", they turn him loose. Before O'Brien or the cops grab him, Vernon is whisked off by Nick's moll to her apartment, she believing he's Nick. Soon, Nick and his men also show up, and Smokey and his just after that. They have a full scale battle in the apartment, though they seem to be armed exclusively with blackjacks. Vernon finds a box of tear gas bombs and sets them off. The police arrive to break up the fight, and all are reduced to blubbering their lines.
The Talkies First Duel Role! (Print Ad- St. Joseph Gazette, ((St. Joseph, Mo.)) 8 September 1929)
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