Haunted Pajamas (1917)

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Harold Lockwood stars in this confusing, but nevertheless amusing comedy. Richard Hudson (Lockwood) has a friend in China, who, as a prank, sends him a pair of silk pajamas. But they're not just any old pajamas, they're magic, and transform the wearer into someone else. When Hudson puts them on for the first time, he appears to his valet, Jenkins (Harry de Roy), as a fierce fighter. The next day, when Hudson is once again himself, the puzzled Jenkins swears off liquor. The next person to wear the pajamas is Francis Billings (Paul Willis), the brother of Hudson's friend, Jack (Edward Sedgwick). He appears to Hudson as Frances Kirkland (Carmel Myers), who is visiting Jack's sister, Elizabeth (Helen Ware). This causes a lot of trouble later, when Hudson meets the real Frances. In the interim, Jack has worn the pajamas and been mistaken for Frances' father (William de Vaull). Although everything is eventually cleared up, nobody quite figures out what happened. All they know is that it had something to do with the pajamas, which they gladly burn.

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magic, clothes, mistaken-identity, love