I Like Your Nerve
|I Like Your Nerve|
|Directed by||William C. McGann|
|Written by||Roland Pertwee
|Starring||Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
|Editing by||Peter Fritch|
|Running time||70 minutes|
In Latin America, Larry O'Brien (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) sees Diane Forsythe (Loretta Young) and quickly falls in love. She, however, is engaged to marry the much older Clive Lattimer (Edmund Breon). Larry discovers that her motive is to save her stepfather, Areal Pacheco (Henry Kolker), from being shot. Pacheco, the Minister of Finance, has embezzled $200,000 from the national treasury, and an audit is scheduled soon. Lattimer is extremely wealthy and willing to make up the shortfall in exchange for Diane.
To keep Larry from disrupting the arrangement, Pacheco has his butler Luigi (Boris Karloff) arrange Diane's kidnapping (to Lattimer's country estate). Larry rescues Diane and leaves her in the care of his friend, Archie Lester (Claud Allister). Then he telephones a newspaper to report his "ransom" demand of $200,000. Citizens demand Pacheco pay the sum, but Larry points out that Diane's fiance is the only person in the country with access to that much money. Lattimer refuses at first, but soon caves in to the outrage. Larry collects the money at the arranged dropoff point and later presents it to Pacheco, who then cancels Diane's engagement to Lattimer.
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as Larry O'Brien
- Loretta Young as Diane Forsythe
- Henry Kolker as Areal Pacheco
- Claud Allister as Archie Lester
- Edmund Breon as Clive Lattimer
- Boris Karloff as Luigi, Pacheco's butler
- Luis Alberni as Sao Pedro Waiter
- Peter Gawthorne as Roberts, Lattimer's Butler
- George Chesebro as Captain of the Guards
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: I Like Your Nerve
- Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress p.86 c.1978 by The American Film Institute