Posing as wealthy Cuban plantation owner Joseph Johnson, Augustus Billings is having an affair with married Clairette Dathis. Augustus is able to get away just before Clairette's husband, Leon Dathis, comes home. But Leon finds out about the affair. With Augustus' photograph in hand, Leon goes on a search for his wife's lover. The ensuing chase leads to one sight gag close call after another. Eventually, the real Joseph Johnson in Cuba gets unwittingly into the act. Written by
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The film consists of three parts, all introductions to acts of Orson Welles
' play. A total of 66 minutes of footage were found in Italy (including some "dailies"-style multiple takes) but were never finished being edited down to the workprint length of 40 minutes. It is not known for sure why the film was never released, possibly because Welles was too busy working on other projects. See more
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