- Director:Tom Ricketts
- Writer:Harry Hershfield
- Cast:William Ehfe,Eugenie Forde
Catching butterflies out in the country on a summer day is a pleasant occupation; Rosamond and Claude Eclaire find it so. An elusive butterfly lures Claude away from his girl. Desmond appears in an auto, captures Rosamond and honk-honks past the butterfly chaser. Realizing his sweetheart's peril, Claude calls the United States troops to the rescue. Uncle Sam's boys enthusiastically answer the call. Half-burnt cigarettes bearing Desperate Desmond's initials, and which the villain had carelessly thrown away, give his pursuers the only clues to work on, and Desmond is trailed at last. Cornered, he leads Claude and the soldiers to the wigwam wherein Rosamond was hidden. Leaving the boys on guard, the villain enters the tent and before Claude and the troops can gather their wits, the wigwam moves rapidly away. Another mad chase follows, but Desmond in his auto-tent makes good time and keeps the hunters at a safe distance. They dare not shoot for fear of hitting Rosamond, and the villain ...
|William Ehfe||-||Claude Eclaire (as William C. Ehfe)|
Desperate Desmond Fails (1912)