Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley | 1913 | ★★★★½
When his wife phones him to tell him that a tramp is breaking into their house, putting the well-being of both her and their new-born child at risk, a man steals a car and heads home at high speed, with the police following in hot pursuit, in this intensely yet gracefully kinetic, formally dazzling thriller. Weber & Smalley’s mise en scène – filled with brilliant, inventive touches – remains remarkably fresh.