This brief comic vignette was described in R.W. Paul's catalog as "Comic scene by Mons. Paul Clerget and Miss Ross Selwicke, representing the husband's return", and the time reference in the title tells us all we need to know. It's a study in often quite risque body language, with the husband clearly the worse for drink, and the wife determined both to remonstrate with him and to get him undressed and into bed as quickly as possible.
Did You Know?
Paul Clerget (1868-1935) was a French stage actor, and this is the earliest known film of him, predating the second entry in his filmography by over twenty years. He made half a dozen minor films in the US between 1917 and 1920, and then from 1930 on-wards made around twenty films in his native France, of which the best known is probably the Buster Keaton vehicle Le Roi des Champs-Elysées (France, 1934). See more