Darwin Was Right (1924)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Professor Henry Baldwin (Dan Mason) has developed an elixir of youth, and he is about to sample it with his secretary, Egbert Swift (Lon Poff), and butler, Alexander (Bud Jamison). Before they get the chance, they are kidnapped by Courtney Lawson (Stanley Blystone), who wants to get his hands on Baldwin's estate. Nearby, a dog is hooked up to a wagon carrying three babies, and it pursues a cat right through the Baldwin's house, depositing its charges inside. Baldwin's daughter, Alice (Nell Brantley) and sister, Priscilla (Nora Cecil), see the tots and believe that Baldwin and his helpers have taken an overdose of the elixir. Alice calls her sweetheart, Robert Lee (George O'Hara), but by the time he gets there the babies have been fetched by the children who were looking after them and three chimpanzees -- escaped from a circus -- have arrived. Alice, Priscilla, and Robert now realize the overdose was very serious, but decide to make the best of it. The chimps are made part of the family while Baldwin and his pals make an escape from the asylum where they have been kept. Three orderlies from the asylum follow in pursuit, and a lot of mix-ups between men and monkeys ensue.