The Adventure of the Hasty Elopement
The ninth installment in the twelve episode OCTAVIUS AMATEUR DETECTIVE series (of which THE ADVENTURES OF THE WRONG SANTA CLAUS is or perhaps is not a part). Octavius is a bumbler who "never fails" to solve the crime due to an endless array of good luck and coincidence. He goes in search of local car thieves only to have his own auto carjacked. To pursue the thief, he steals a car in turn. This vehicle eventually turns out to belong to the thieves he is seeking. A short made with a certain slap-dash quality, it is still, as one contemporary critic characterized it, "an amusing film."