Mrs. Temple's Telegram (1920)

Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although Jack Temple (Bryant Washburn) dearly loves his wife (Wanda Hawley) he can't resist a flirtation. This penchant gets him into quite a bit of hot water in this farce, based on an old but successful play by Frank Wyatt and William Morris. After an argument, Mr. Temple walks out and winds up spending the night on the roof of a department store. With him is Pauline (Carmen Phillips), who has been pursuing him and who was the cause of the argument in the first place. Although he refuses to so much as kiss her, he knows that his wife will never believe him, so the next day he tells her he spent the night with a certain John Brown at his home on Elm Avenue. To see if he's on the level, Mrs. Temple sends a telegram to the fictitious John Brown -- except there really is a man by that name living on that street (Leo White). He comes to town in response to Mrs. Temple's missive, and more complications ensue. The upshot of the whole thing is that Pauline is Mrs. Temple's friend and was trying to cure her of her jealous streak.