Mystery of No. 47 (1917)

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This comedy was based on the novel by J. Storer Clouston. Irwin Molyneux (Ralph Hertz) collects china and is well-respected in his community. He is expecting the Bishop of Bedford (James Fulton) to come stay with him at his home -- 47 Hyacinth Road in London. But shortly before the Bishop's arrival, Jane, the Molyneux cook (May White), quits. Molyneux's wife, Harriet (Nellie Hartley), takes the cook's place. the Bishop is informed that Mrs. Molyneux is out of town (she doesn't want it known that she is performing the cook's duties). This winds up causing a lot of confusion when the Bishop waits for the supposedly absent Harriet and she never arrives. He begins to suspect foul play and Scotland Yard is called in on the case. A detective, Inspector Bray (Fred Eckhart), and a reporter, Buffington (Casson Ferguson), only add to the confusion. Molyneux winds up being hired by a London newspaper under an assumed name and is given the assignment of tracking himself down. Everything is finally cleared up in the end and life calms down once again for Molyneux.