This Kalem comedy was inspired by the popular George M. Cohan song of the same name. In turn, the Cohan ditty was inspired by the then-current trend of moving to the "suburbs" of Long Island (the title referred to the amount of time it took for the average commuter train to arrive at Grand Central Station). The story concerns the efforts of a "typical" commuter to avoid being late for work. Alas, one disaster follows another, and our hero ends up missing his train -- again and again and again. The moral of the story would seem to be "haste makes waste," or at least that was how the film was "read" by the reviewer for Variety.
Add this movie to your queue to receive more information about Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway and we will let you know when it