~Watch Your Step~
1922
~Promotional photograph from The California
Theater promoting the screening of "Watch Your
Step," in 1922~
~Cast~

Cullen Landis ...  Elmer Slocum
Patsy Ruth Miller ...  Margaret Andrews
Bert Woodruff ...  Russ Weaver
George C. Pearce ...  Lark Andrews (as George Pierce)
Raymond Cannon ...  Lon Kimball
Gus Leonard ...  Jennifer Kimball
Harry L. Rattenberry ...  Constable
Joel Day ...  Ky Wilson
L.J. O'Connor ...  Detective Ryan
John Cossar ...  Henry Slocum
Lillian Sylvester ...  Mrs. Spivey
Louis King ...  Lote Spivey (as L.H. King)
Cordelia Callahan ...  Mrs. Andrews
Alberta Lee ...  Mrs. Weaver
Directed by: William Beaudine

Written by: Julien Josephson - screenplay & story
If the character Cullen Landis plays in this action-packed comedy seems to have a touch of Charles Ray's
spirit, it's because Ray's longtime scenarist, Julien Josephson, wrote the story. Elmer Slocum (Landis) has
a passion for fast driving. As soon as he completes a jail term for speeding, he's at it again, rushing a
doctor to an emergency call at a hair-raising 85 miles an hour (cars really weren't built for that kind of
speed in those days, so it really was hair-raising!). He winds up wrecking his car and knocking down a
policeman who has pursued him. He thinks he has killed the cop, so he flees. A group of tramps steal his
clothes, and in this sorry state -- and even sorrier bum's outfit -- he lands in a small midwestern town. He
falls in love with Margaret Andrews (Patsy Ruth Miller, who would be voted a WAMPAS baby star later in
1922), the daughter of the town's richest man (George Pierce). Naturally, neither Mr. Andrews nor
Margaret's other suitor, Lon Kimball (Raymond Cannon), think much of Slocum. A detective arrives and
captures Slocum, just as he has admitted to Margaret that he killed a policeman. But the detective was
sent by Slocum's father (John Cossar), who was looking for him. It turns out that the cop is not only alive,
he went back to work the next day. After that it is easy enough for Slocum to put Kimball to route and win
his girl's hand.

Plot Synopsis from Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Producer: B.P. Fineman
Executive Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Cinematography by: John J. Mescall
Film Editing by: Ralph Block

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: February 1922

Filmed on Location at:
Los Olivos Train Depot, California, USA