Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Edward Everett Horton is well cast in this simple little romance, which was based on the play The Nest Egg by Anne Caldwell O'Day. When John Smith (John Roche) proposes to Hetty Gandy (Florence Vidor), she writes her acceptance on an egg which she leaves for him. Unfortunately, the egg goes into cold storage and he never receives it. Unaware of this, Hetty waits patiently for him and resists the advances of Norman Frisbie (Ed Brady). After five years she gets a wire from John Smith that says he is coming for her. Hetty is thrilled until she realizes that this is a different John Smith (Horton) -- he received the egg years late and is suing the distributor. Through a series of circumstances, Smith number two and Hetty wind up married anyway. Hetty, however, is disappointed to discover that her new husband is a hypochondriac who is full of neurotic habits and fears. Through Hetty's good nature, however, Smith manages to overcome his unpleasant behavior, and the couple are finally happy.
engagement, fiancee, hypochondriac, impersonation, love, romance, telegram