Most comedians of the silent era impersonated women at one point or another (it was a popular theme in vaudeville, where most of them got their start). But one man, Julian Eltinge, made a whole career out of his female impersonations. Here he has company -- Fred Covert joins him in dressing like a lady. Some of the advertising catch lines for this slight mythical kingdom comedy are pretty silly themselves, for example, "They took him for a gay adventuress -- until they felt his fist!" Three Americans, Jack Perry (Eltinge), Lyn Brook (Covert), and Dick Sayre (William Clifford), find out about the unrest going on in the kingdom of Alpania and decide to get involved. The royalists capture Perry and order him to be shot at sunrise. With the help of an aeroplane and a bomb, Brook rescues him and they resolve to get the royalists secret plans and pass them along to the revolutionaries. In order to do this, both of them dress up as ladies, and quite successfully, too. When Perry has flirted the information out of the princes and potentates, he heads out with the plans. He is captured, but manages to commander an enemy plane to make a daring escape. Eventually he gets back to America and his girl (thus proving that in spite of his antics he is firmly heterosexual). One of the supporting players is the ill-fated Virginia Rappe, who died in 1921 after a party thrown by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (no mean female impersonator himself).
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