Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Helen Holmes, who had specialized in railroad melodramas since her days with the Kalem series The Hazards of Helen, once again found herself speeding down the tracks in The Lost Express, which had nothing to do with her 1917 serial of the same name. Helen plays Helen Martin, a young woman solving a case of kidnapping. The victims are Mrs. Arthur Standish (Olita Otis) and her young daughter, baby Alice (Lassie Lou Ahearn), and the kidnapper is Mrs. Standish's estranged husband (Fred Church). African-American comedian Martin Turner added a few light touches and the comedy-drama was directed by Miss Holmes' former husband J.P. McGowan.
custody, custody-battle, family-separation