Smith is a lawyer and at an invitation of several of his male friends takes a trip to the seashore to enjoy an outing for a day. Smith's wife is possessed of a jealous disposition and when he fails to show up at home at the regular hour the sleuth is given a description of his clothing and sets out to trail him. In the meantime, an intoxicated and seedy person has entered Smith's dressing room at the seashore and dons all his wearing apparel, as well as appropriating his wallet. The intruder then proceeds to have a good time with the money and is followed by the female detective, who mistakes him for Smith. Cafés and dance halls are visited and in the end the detective bundles the supposed Smith into a taxi and delivers him to Mrs. Smith. There is a scene of consternation and Smith unexpectedly appears upon the scene and demands explanations. These are forthcoming and Mrs. Smith promises to banish jealousy, while Smith quietly permits the bibulous person who had stolen his clothes to ...
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