Bobby Burns and Walter Stull directed and starred in a series of comedies in the mid-1910s as the characters Jabbs and Pokes. This one-reeler was one of many made during their days at the Vim studios. Pokes and Jabbs are neighbors in an apartment building. For Mrs. Jabbs' birthday, her husband gives her a pearl necklace. On her way out, she runs into Pokes who admires it. Jabbs and Mrs. Pokes both spy this scene and think their spouses are embroiled in a romance. Things get more complicated when they all receive tickets to a masked ball. Pokes shows up with Jabbs, who is dressed in drag, while Mrs. Jabbs brings Mrs. Pokes, who is wearing her husband's clothing. Now, Jabbs and Mrs. Pokes <I>really</I> believe their mates are two-timing them! When Jabbs loses his skirt, explanations and resolution follow. A supporting player in many of the Pokes and Jabbs pictures is Oliver Hardy; later on, when he would team with Stan Laurel, Burns would wind up supporting them in many of their classic comedies.
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